Nigerian Army Provides Free Medical Care To IDPs In Borno [2015]

The Nigerian Army says it has so far provided free medical treatment to about 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Chibok, Borno / Konduga community of Borno State, as part of activities marking this year’s Nigerian Army Day Celebration.

The army spokesperson, Sani Usman, in a statement said the free medical care which would last for three days – August 12 to 14 – is for the internally displaced persons in the area.

The immediate health needs of the displaced persons will be catered for during the exercise.

Samuel Kingsley the deputy director, Army Public Relations said this in a statement in Maiduguri:

“As part of their contribution to the host community and also activities marking the Nigerian Army Day Celebration,

Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army were at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Camp, Chibok, rendering free medical service to the community.’’

He added that the task force had so far attended to more than 300 persons “since morning and still counting’’.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced since the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria began in 2009 with almost 20,000 killed.

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