Adamawa - The Nigerian Army has treated more than 2,000 people, suffering from malaria and other ailments in two rural communities in Adamawa.
The Commanding Officer of the 23rd Armoured Brigade Medical Centre, Yola, Maj. Moses Okechukwu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday at Konkol community in the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Okechukwu said that the patients were treated of malaria, typhoid and other diseases.
He said that the service was offered to people "having low access to health care in the communities.
"The 23rd Armoured Brigade medical team is in Konkol Village in Maiha Local Government Area to give free medical service to people.
"The free health service is part of the 2013 Nigerian Army Day celebration, to reach out to people that have little privilege to good health care in the state.”
He said that the army decided to select two Local Government Areas, Miaha and Mubi to benefit from the programme, noting that the beneficiaries were mainly women and children.
The officer explained that the programme was also aimed at promoting cordial relationship between the army and civilians in the state.
One of the beneficiaries, Ruth Njobdi, thanked the army for the gesture, pleading with other security agencies in the state to emulate the army.