The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through the Air Mobility Command has begun a one week free medical treatment of 12,000 flood victims in Bayelsa State as well as distribution of relief materials.
NAF said in Yenagoa while addressing newsmen that it has deployed 50 medical personnel to flood ravaged communities in all the eight local government areas of the state.
The exercise would begin on Thursday in two of the eight local government areas of Brass and Nembe, and later Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw, Sagbama and Kolokuma/Opokuma, and Yenagoa and Ogbia.
The medical team includes nurses, dentists, laboratory scientists, eye specialists and laboratory technicians, Mike Iloenyobi, an air vice marshall and commander of civil military operation task force stated.
Iloenyobi stated that the medical teams would treat 1,500 persons in each of the eight local government areas which would also benefit from over one ton of medical supplies during the weeklong operation.
He said the Air Mobility Command would also airlift 2,000 kilogrammes of relief materials in the exercise christened Ex Ebiye Rin and evacuate some flood victims to Yenagoa and Lagos for further treatment.
SAMUEL ESE, Yenagoa