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The Nigerian military is a huge institution that is dedicated to its fundamental duty of protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria and preventing any form of external aggression from undermining its interests. To do this, it has a huge capacity in terms of healthcare with numerous primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare centres under its management.
In recent times, there have been rather unfortunate rumours leading to panic that the military is out to inject people with Monkey pox which is based on fake news. What many Nigerians seem not to understand is that a large part of the civilian population use military hospitals and medical centres.
As part of building good civil-military relations, the 3 services, namely Army Navy and Air Force take time out to offer free medical services to members of the public in both troubled spots like in Northern Nigeria with the IDPs and elsewhere as is being done with Operation Python Dance and Crocodile Smile. This services are free and only for those interested in benefiting from them.
Therefore, there is no need for panic or hysteria in any part of Nigeria over any military outreach, if you do not want to participate just live your life and those who need these services will visit the locations where they are happening.