No fewer than 56,000 indigent patients have so far benefitted from free medical outreaches organized by the senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Binos Dauda Yaroe.
The senator has so far conducted eight medical outreaches in eight out of the nine local governments of his senatorial zone aimed at providing free medical services to the poorest of the poor who do not have the financial muscle to bankroll such services.
During the latest medical outreach in Shelleng local government, 6,000 indigent patients recieved various types of medical support including theatres, eye and ear consultation, laboratory tests, dental services et Al.
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the exercise in Shelleng, Thursday, the Senator informed residents of Lamurde, the last local government to be covered to prepare for their turn in June this year.
He said a grand finale of the outreach will be conducted which will be followed by a special outreach to cater for people suffering from eye challenges identified as the biggest medical health challenge in the area.
“When I started this medical outreach, I said my intention is to go round all the 9 local Governments of Adamawa south and with this one, we have done in Shelleng, we have only Lamurde local government to complete and before the end of June, we will do that one.
“But in addition to going round the local governments, I will do another big one that will be a grand finale which will take more days we also intend to do special outreach for eye problems.
“Eye problems is one single largest challenge that people have here. We usually have more eyes cases than other cases so it is an issue in this area and in all the places we have gone, we have seen a large turned out of people with eye problems so we intend to do a special outreach just for eye problems and with that before the end of my tenure, we must have attended to all the people we think we may have reached,” he said.
He further expressed satisfaction with the impact and successes of the intervention saying that, he feel fulfilled that his intervention in this regard has bring succour to his people and is being appreciated by the masses.
“I’m actually more than satisfied and fulfilled because everywhere we go, we have seen a large turn out of people. We have intervened in a number of cases, all forms of medical cases and people have shown appreciation for what we are doing. So I’m highly satisfied with the result we are getting. Its like even if you stay here for a month we will not be able to finish the cases.
“These are small small problems that people have but because the don’t have the means to access medical attention, they just carry them on their bodies but these interventions have bring succour to our people who otherwise could not have found help,” he said.
According to him, Shelleng outreach is in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) who appreciated his efforts in carrying out this medical outreaches in seven local governments before now hence their decision to come in and support him to conduct the one in Shelleng local government in the spirit of collaboration.
Speaking, the lead consultant and head of the medical team, Dr.Telemoh Dah said, during the Shelleng outreach, more than 6000 people with various ailments have been treated.
Breaking down the number, Dr Dah said those treated include; 198 surgeries and 1234 dental cases among others.
Bandits Chase Residents Out Of Kaduna Village For Failing To Pay Tax
Residents of Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna State were chased out of their ancestral homes in their hundreds over the weekend for failing to pay tax to bandits.
The bandits had raided their community for hours, shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the killing of many residents and abduction of many others.
Some survivors told reporters that the bandits, who had previously terrorized the community, increased their aggression after some farmers failed to pay the levies imposed on them.
The Kaduna State Police Command did not respond to the inquiries made about the incident, as the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to call our correspondent back but had not done so at press time.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said: “For the past six days, bandits have been frequenting Kidandan. But this attack was particularly devastating. They instilled terror, stole belongings, and abducted our people.
“Every resident of Kidandan lives in extreme fear. Our women and children are leaving in large numbers. The sudden and unplanned exodus is striking. They seek safety, heading to Zaria and other seemingly secured areas to stay with friends and relatives.”
It was alleged that instead of a permanent security presence, patrols were the only form of occasional security in the community.
This, it was alleged, allowed the bandits to strike whenever they sensed the absence of security operatives.
The Kaduna Bombing Incident Will Not Be Swept Under The Carpet – Ribadu
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu has visited the Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to commiserate with the people over bombing incident.
While 85 persons were confirmed dead in the strike and scores were injured in the most recent military mishap, Ribadu and the lawmakers are commending the commitment of security agencies to reducing the security challenges in the region.
The NSA who was in the village on a fact-finding mission, assured that the bombing incident will not be swept under the carpet. He promised that a holistic investigation would soon commence to avert the recurrence of such an incident.
“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government. It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is: how we move forward, what we going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” Ribadu added.
He commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State for his display of maturity and leadership in handling of the unfortunate incident, particularly in providing relief materials and other logistics to the victims.
Kaduna Bombing: Northern Lawyers Vow To Sue FG
Lawyers, under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum, have vowed to institute legal action against the Federal Government, demanding the payment of adequate compensation for the victims of Tudun Biri bombed by the military airstrikes in Kaduna State.
Recall that over 120 villagers were killed while celebrating Maulud last Sunday night.
Speaking for the Northern Lawyers Forum, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, noted that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into this incident.
“It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he said.
The forum, with over 600 members, extended their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served.
“The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims,” he said. Vanguard.
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