By Balarabe Oshiafi
The Nigerian Army has provided free medical services for some communities in Kogi State, as part of its Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC)-related activities.
Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, said the medical outreach, which held on Thursday, was carefully planned to cater for the identified common health challenges of the indigenes in the communities.
This, he said, would enhance the existing cordial relationship and boost the support the Nigerian Army had enjoyed from the people.
The COAS, who was represented by the Commander, Headquarters Command Army Records (CAR), Maj.-Gen. Sunday Igbinomwanhia, said the free medical outreach was in continuation of exercise Enduring Peace II, recently inaugurated by the Nigerian Army.
The COAS said it was in line with his vision of a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria.
He said that in pursuance of his vision, he has ensured that Army formations and units paid adequate attention to non kinetic aspects of military operations.
While thanking Governor Yahaya Bello for his cooperation, the COAS assured the Citizens of the Army’s preparedness to secure all aspects of the country and her Citizens in partnership with sister security agencies.
Kogi State Special Asviser on Security, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) who represented the Governor urged the citizenry to use the occasion to renew their zeal of giving maximum cooperation and actionable intelligence to security agencies that will help in riding the communities of crime and criminality.