NIBATT 27 Reaches Out to Prison Inmates

12 Sep 2012

NIBATT 27 Reaches Out to Prison Inmates

As part of their efforts to make a difference in the  lives of Liberians, members of Nigerian Battalion 27 in  late July presented several gift items to inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP) in addition to providing them with free medical services.

Maj. (Reverend) Jacob Danladi reminded the inmates to continue to have hope in God even in difficult circumstances. “When God determines your freedom, no one can advert it”, Maj. Danladi said.  He was representing NIBATT 27 Commanding Officer Lt.-Col. Valentine Okoro at the event.

The Imam of NIBATT 27, Lt.  Okoche offered counseling services to Muslim inmates and urged them to depend on Allah who is “able at all times to make changes in their lives”. Some of the Muslim inmates complained about the lack of Quran and other Islamic books they need to strengthen their faith. 

The head of NIBATT 27 medical team Lt. Bamidele Tijani attended to the inmates, treating them for various ailments. Malaria and skin diseases are the two major ailments diagnosed at the prison. Also benefiting from NIBATT 27 humanitarian services were inmates at the Kakata Central Prison in Margibi County. At hand to treat the inmates at Kakata Central Prison was NIBATT 27 medical representative Lt. Okorie, who has also provided medical assistance in the past to patients at private hospitals in Kakata.