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Air Force treats thousands of Maiduguri IDP's camp

06 June 2016, 21:27

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.

Also read: 58 die in Borno IDP camp suicide bomb attacks 

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


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