The Nigerian Air Force has offered free medical services to host communities in Benue State, ahead of its planned exhibition of new fighter jets on Friday in Makurdi, the state’s capital.
Chairman of the Nigerian Air Force 53rd Anniversary Celebration Committee, Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao, said the medical services covered all health conditions.
He added that those with severe cases would be referred to the Air Force Hospital for adequate care.
“We have two days of medical outreach and we have enough medical facilities. The Chief of Air Staff has given us enough to take care of the communities, you can see the ambulances in place. If there is a serious medical issue, we’ll take it to our own hospital,” he said.
Air Vice-Marshal Amao said the Air Force has recorded a number of feats in its counter terrorism operations, including the recently launched operation to check the activities of herdsmen in the state.
“In ensuring the security of the country, like in the North-east, we are able to decimate and sniff out Boko Haram terrorists from their enclaves and you can bear with me now that the spate of bombing has reduced drastically.
“If you go to the North-west and North-central, the Fulani herdsmen have also been dealt with very well. We launched an operation here in Makurdi recently to check the Fulani herdsmen disturbing the peace of indigenes,” he said.