By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed its medical teams in internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) camps in Borno State.
The medical outreach is part of the humanitarian services of NAF to the public especially those in its area of operation.
The Director, Public Health and Humanitarian Services of NAF, who led the medical teams to Borno State, Group Captain Azubuike Chukwuka, said a minimum of 150 surgeries are going to be performed during the two weeks exercise at IDP camps both in Maiduguri and Damboa.
Chukwuka, while speaking to journalists in Damboa during the medical outreach at a satellite camp in the town on Thursday, said the exercise commenced a week ago in Maiduguri and 71 eye surgeries and 30 general surgeries were conducted in the town.
He said the team would be spending two days in Damboa and while there, both general and eye surgeries are to be conducted, adding that numerous other medical cases would also be treated.