Challenge AIDS and Malaria in Africa, CHAMA, a Canadan faith-based NGO/charitable organisation with regional offices in Nigeria and Uganda, has taken medical and food mission to Amangwu community in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The men of the 42 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ohafia and the villagers recently had issues, leading to alleged burning of their houses in the community after they (Army) accused the community of hiding some suspected criminals.
The crisis led to members of Amangwu turning refugees and taking shelter in neighbouring communities.
However, after normalcy returned with several means of their livelihoods, including farmlands and livestock lost, CHAMA, with full complement of medical personnel, embarked on an outreach in the community, with testing and treatment of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, malaria and arthritis among others.
Speaking to the media during the outreach, Ezeogo Nmecha Ogbo Nmecha, king, Amangwu community, expressed joy at the activities of CHAMA and recollected what prompted the faith-based NGO to embark on such laudable activity.