The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has extended its medical outreach programme to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Bakassi Pennunsula.
The four-day exercise designed to address the healthcare needs of the displaced Nigerians is tar-geted at over 4, 000 returnees located at the Ikot Effiom and Ekpri- Obutong IDP camps in Ba-kassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.
In a statement issued by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokumbo Adesanya, on Thurs-day, he said that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was moved by the plight of the IDPs and directed the NAF Medical Services to assist the IDPs in the two camps, especially women and children.
Adesanya said that the first phase which was conducted between August 8 and 9, 2017 at the ikot Effiom witnessed the provision of healthcare services to about 1, 500 IDPs in the camp and indigenes of the host community who also benefited from the humanitarian services.
He said that the people were offered a wide range of free medical test and treatment for malaria and blood pressure in addition to random sugar level and eye tests.
Adesanya also disclosed that NAF 305 Special Mobility Group in Calabar has been participating in the joint internal security operations in the state code named “Operation Skolombo”, which mandate is to check criminalities and the protection of the IDPs.