The Nigeria Air Force has commenced a three-day medical outreach to residents of the flood-affected Wauru-Jabbe community, in Yola South Local Government of Adamawa State.
Within the period, free checkup and treatment for Malaria, hypertension, diabetes, peptic ulcer, dental and eye care, will be provided. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, flagged off the outreach.
Owolabi Adenusi’s reports that many residents of Adamawa State have been rendered homeless with property worth millions of naira destroyed as the rains intensify.
One of the worst hit is Wauro Jabbe, a community in the heart of the state capital. The air force says it is not only here to help victims but to also improve civil-military relations.
The Nigerian Air force’s head of Medical Services, Air Commodore Gideon Bako, noted that the outreach was being handled by a special medical team
from its headquarters.
Adamawa state government and the village head of Wauru-Jabbe, express appreciation to the Nigerian Air force for the intervention which they
described as timely.
Some beneficiaries were equally happy about the assistance.
But more assistance maybe needed. heavy rains still falling means returning to their means of livelihood may take longer. Already the two
major bridges linking Adamawa with its neighbouring states are in disrepair.