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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Our Medical outreach not intended to depopulate South-east, is part of Python Dance II package – Army

The Nigerian Army has urged the public to disregard rumours that its ongoing free medical outreach, especially in the South-East, was aimed at de-populating the zone.
Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, made the call in a statement issued in Enugu on Wednesday.
Musa said that the free medical outreach was not a vaccine intended to infect monkeypox or any major contemporary or emerging diseases to the people of the zone or any part of the country.
He described as silly and mischievous’ publications trending on the social media alleging that the ongoing free medical services giving to some communities in the zone was with a sinister motive of depopulating the region through the so-calledmonkey pox vaccination’.
“The exercise is part of the corporate social responsibility initiatives imbued into the overall Exercise EGWU EKE II package to the people of the South Eastern Region which is the area of responsibility of the 82 Division,” he said.
Other areas where the programme was conducted were Ovim in Isikwuato Local Government Area of Abia; Mbaise in Imo; Oji River in Enugu and now Ozubulu in Anambra.
“In all the mentioned areas, there has not been any recorded incident or complaint of any kind arising from the noble humanitarian gesture of the Nigerian Army.
“Hence, the wicked, ill-motivated rumour is the handiwork of unpatriotic elements who can go to any length to discredit the noble services of the army in the region, in which at the moment they will not succeed,” Musa said.

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