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Army provides medical care to victims of terror attacks

The Nigeria Army took a new swift in the fight against terrorism by providing free medical services to the less privileged and those who were displaced as a result of insurgency in the North Central part of Nigeria.
The effort is to disabuse the minds of the people so that they can perceive the Nigeria Army better in other provide useful information that will help in arresting hoodlums who are bent on fomenting trouble, says the Commander Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas.”
The first beneficiaries are the displaced persons living in Barakin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, where the medical train of the Nigeria Army launched its first humanitarian service pleading to sustained effort by reaching out to other LGA’s that were worst hit by insurgents.
“The Command launched the programme in order to reach out to the people that cannot afford to pay for their medical check-ups and buy drugs”, Gen. Nicholas said.
He said OPSH offers free health screening, consultation,  drugs and health talks, adding that his command carried out tests on Diabetes, hepatitis, blood pressure, hypertension, typhoid and malaria.
“Despite the limited available resources at our disposal our target is to treat as much people as we could during this exercise.”
“We tend to have this exercise quarterly every year and we are now doing it in Riyom and Barakin Ladi local governments, we intend to move to other areas, so that everybody would benefit from the exercise, which will hold quarterly every year and we are now doing it in Riyom and Barakin Ladi LGA’s, as we intend to move to other places, so that everybody would benefit from the exercise,” he said.
Also, the General said that, his Command has sunk 2 boreholes in Mahanga village, adding that additional 3 boreholes would be dug in Bokkos and Wase LGAs respectively.
“We are also going to visit primary schools in 3 senatorial zones of Plateau State and support the pupils with exercise books, instructional materials and other school writing materials,” he said.

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