More than 7,000 people including women and children have benefited from the Nigerian Army’s free medical services in ten villages across Cross River State of the southern region of the country.
Spokesman for the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi, said the medical outreach was in continuation of Operation Crocodile Smile 2, which was flagged off in Bakassi Local Government Area by the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Major General Adamu Abubakar.
In a statement signed by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Captain Kayode, indicated that the Nigerian Army also offered free medical services under Exercise Egwu Eke – Python Dance 2 – to survivors of a deadly communal crisis at Ogurude clan in Obubra Local Government Area of central Cross River State.
According to Owolabi, “The launch of operation crocodile smile 2 is sequel to the successes of the first one, which was flagged off here in Calabar by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai”.
“In Obubra, the medical outreach was in support of Exercise Egwu Eke 2, which was flagged off early October at Ogurude by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ismaila Isa”, he stated.