The Nigerian Army on Thursday provided free medical services to the people of Eika-Ohizenyi communities in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigerian Army provided the free medical services as part of its Civil-Military Cooperation activities.
Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, said the medical outreach was carefully planned to cater for the identified common health challenges of the indigenes in the communities.
He said this 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, Major General 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.
Yahaya explained that in pursuance of his vision, he had ensured that the Nigerian Army formations and units paid adequate attention to the non-kinetic aspect of the military operations.army