By Mohammad Tijjani
Kaduna – The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, said on Wednesday it had offered free medical support to no fewer than 4,000 residents of Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the free medical outreach was part of activities for the Nigeria Army Day Celebration.
The General Officer Commanding, Maj.-Gen. Muhammad Muhammad, said at the event that those screened received treatment for malaria, eye defects, high blood pressure, diabetes among others.
“Kasuwan Magani community was carefully chosen considering its rural nature and as a result of the security challenges it experienced in the past.
“We want to ensure that the people are healthy, we are targeting as many as we can reach out to; we have at least registered 3,000 to 4,000 persons.
“However, when we have a situation that requires further attention, they shall be referred to 1 Division hospital, ’’ the GOC, represented by Brig-Gen. John Ali said at the event.
One of the beneficiaries, Hadiza Abubakar, said majority of the residents of Kasuwar Magani are poor and could not afford medical care due to financial constrain.
“So we are very happy with the Nigeria Army for holding this medical outreach, we are so glad and pray that God Almighty should continue to bless them and give them the strength in their pursuit to save lives and property of the citizenry,” she said.
Another beneficiary, Emmanuel Anthony, appreciated the Nigerian Army for organising the programme, stressing that the community would continue to support it in the efforts at ensuring peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.