Abuja - The Nigeria Air Force (NAF)has provided
free medical care for over 30 000 victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the
Northeast, officials disclosed.
Chief of Air Staff, Marshal Sadique Abubakar, revealed the
figures in Maiduguri, Borno State where he commissioned some facilities.
In furtherance of NAF humanitarian support for Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast, another batch of 70 persons have
benefitted from the free eye surgery undertaking by the NAF.
The latest beneficiaries followed the first batch of 50 IDPs
operated upon by NAF medics in Maiduguri.
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Thousands of people have been left impoverished owing to the
insurgency perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect in the Northeast, where the Borno
State is worst affected.
The Air Force is one of agencies involved in operations
against the Islamic militant sect.
Meanwhile, during the operational visit, Abubakar commissioned
a new block of transit accommodation constructed for NAF officers.
- CAJ News