…Emir of Damaturu commends NA’s gesture
By Victor Akaa, Abuja
Not fewer than 4500 residents of Damaturu and its environs have benefited from the free medical outreach conducted by the Headquarters Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK).
This was organised to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) held at the Palace of Emir of Damaturu in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.
A statement signed by Lieutenant Kennedy Anyanwu, Assistant Director Army Public Relations
Operation OPHK ,said the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Dr Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Amin Kenemi has extolled the Nigerian Army (NA) for the kind gesture and declared unalloyed support for them
“The Emir noted that the NA is truly the pillar of peace and unity in Yobe State and the country at large.
“He declared the full support of the Emirate Council to the Headquarters Sector 2. He further added that the good people of the State will continue to provide credible information in support of ongoing OPHK targeted to rout-out the remnants of the Boko Haram criminals/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the State.”
Earlier in his address, the Acting Commander Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East OPHK, Brig Gen Adamu Nura noted that in the spirit of unison, the command would identify all the security outlets in the state to foster collaboration for effective operations in the state.
He further assured that the Sector under his command would continue to work hard to ensuring the desired peace in the command Area of Responsibility
The theme for this year’s celebration is to have a “Professional and Ready Nigerian Army: A Pre-requisite for successful Operations in a Joint Environment” which is inline with the Chief of Army Staff vision.
The Sector had earlier observed the Juma’at Prayers and Interdenominational Church Service on the 2nd and 4th July 2021 respectively.
Medical services offered during the exercise include general outpatient consultation, treatment of common ailment/diseases, health education, eye check, dental check, distribution of treated mosquito nets and drugs, distribution of blankets, HIV counselling, distribution of malaria repellants and palliatives.
Wheelchair was also presented to disabled patient.