The Nigerian Army Medical Team from Onitsha Military Cantonment Medical Reception Station (MRS) had treated citizens of Aguleri community of Anambra State, Nigeria and also conducted a free laboratory investigation of various diseases such as malaria, hypertension, and arthritis among others. The officer in charge of the MRS, Captain Saheed Shiitu, said that the medical outreach was meant to foster civil-servant relationship in the state. He said in addition to their primary and statutory function of protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria, they also care for the health of Nigerians.
About 351 residents of Aguleri community in Anambra East Local Government area of the Anambra state have received the free medical treatment, counseling and drugs from the Nigerian army. The exercise lasted for one week and plans to extend the exercise to other communities in the state with a target of 6,000 people in 7 communities. It was done as part of the Nigerian Army’s celebrations of the country’s 55th independence anniversary.
Aguleri is a town in Southeastern Nigeria. It is the cradle of Igbo race and located in the present Anambra East LGA of Anambra State, with a population of about 890,000 (2006 official census.)
Presently, Aguleri is subdivided into three main quarters: Igboezunu, Ivite, Enugu na Eziagulu with component families replicated both in Aguleri Uno and Aguleri Otu. With the effect of colonialism and Christianity, new settlements called Ndi-uka/Mbito (Christian village)founded by the early Catholic missionaries; Amaeze (Otuocha), founded by Eze Idigo II (Eze Rapheal Anakwuba Idigo), now exists as the urban town of Aguleri. Located on the banks of River Omambala, Igala towns (Kogi state) and Anam towns to the north, Igbariam, Nando towns to the south, Anaku & Omor towns to the east, while Umuleri and Nsugbe towns to the west.