Over 10,446 residents of the South-East and the Cross River state have benefited from Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance II’s free medical outreach in the past one month.
A statement yesterday by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations at the 82 Division, Col. Sagir Musa said Operation Python Dance II, also called Operation Egwu Eke II, took place within the 82 Division encompassing the Southeast states and Cross River State in the Southsouth.
The statement, which was made available the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), noted that as part of the package of the operation, “the Army executed an elaborate and spectacular humanitarian assistance in the areas of free medical outreaches”.
The statement said food items and confectioneries, such as rice, chocolates, sweets and biscuits were distributed to local communities and primary school children in selected villages in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Cross River.
It partly reads, “At the end of the exercise, available records from the division’s medical hospital and services indicated that 10,446 persons, excluding school pupils, benefited from the free medical outreaches conducted by the division.
“The aggregate breakdown of beneficiaries per state indicated that 2,005 persons from Ovim community in Abia; 1,401 from Nkwaagu community in Ebonyi; 1,985 from Oji River of Enugu and 1,875 people from Ahiara in Imo.
“At Ogorude in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, 1,975 people benefited and in Ozubulu Community in Anambra, 1,205 people benefited.”
“The 82 Division wishes to, on behalf of the Nigerian Army, thank all law-abiding citizens of the six states where exercise Egwu Eke II was staged, for their cooperation and collaboration especially in the area of giving useful information that led to some arrests and recoveries.”