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Army renders free medical outreach, palliatives to Borno community

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Army renders free medical outreach, palliatives to Borno community

Tada Jutha, Maiduguri

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo has distributed COVID-19 palliatives with a free medical outreach to the Borno community.

The Army targeted Madinatu residents that lived in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps of Bakkasi, Dalori and El-Miskin.

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While flagging the distribution and medical outreach Monday in Maiduguri, Eyitayo disclosed: “Today’s distribution of palliatives and the free medical outreach was to mark Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) in Maiduguri, the state capital.”

According to him, the free medical outreach comprises free dental and eye care with surgeries in hospitals.

He said that about 55 years ago; war was being fought for over three years in the country.

“We’re no longer at war and it was a police action that was undergoing then,” he said, stating that but for the very first time when a gunshot was fired officially in July 1966 by the Police.

Continuing, he added: “That is the very first day that the Army or the military has set in principle that the country was at war. All after the war there was peace.

“It, therefore, became an annual event for the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) all over the country.”

According to him, this signifies the official replacement of peace for war.

He, therefore, commended the gallant troops’ lives that were mortgaged in the course of finding peace in Nigeria.

He noted that in Borno state peace is gradually being restored in most of the communities affected by terrorism.

“What we give and render to you here in Madinatu community are less than what you have at home,” stating that it is not the size of giving, but the spirit under which they were provided to cushion the devastating effects of the 12-year insurgency.

Army renders free medical outreach, palliatives to Borno community

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