Army immunises 1, 227 children against polio in Yobe

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The Nigeria Army on Wednesday said it had immunised 1, 227 children against polio virus in 13 communities in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe.

Lt. Col. Emmanuel Kingsley, the spokesperson of 7 Division of the Nigeria Army, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.

Kingsley said that the children were administered Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) during the exercise.

“Troops of 159 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in addition to patrols and clearance operations also vaccinate children in their areas of responsibility.

“The immunisation took place in over 13 villages in Yunusari local government area of Yobe.

“No less than 1, 227 children benefited from the immunisation,” he said.

Kingsley explained that military personnel also provided medical treatment to people in the area. (NAN)