The Federal Ministry of Health, through the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric hospital in Calabar, has rescued a family of five, who have been roaming the streets of Ogoja.According to Progress Oberiko, the National Youth Service Corps member, who first shared the story of the family on her Facebook page, they were rescued on Monday by the staff of the hospital.
In her latest post, Oberiko said, “Yesterday 22/10/2018, doctors, nurses and social workers from the FederalNeuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Calabar arrived Ogoja and together we went on a rescue mission.
“After contacting the notable clan head of the village (Ukpah, Bekwarra Lga) including the elder sister to the ‘special man’, the man and his wife were chemically constrained by the specialists with the help of some villagers and conveyed in their official bus with their children to the hospital in Calabar.
“Even in his sedated condition he still guarded his children and they too wailing for their parents didn’t let go, they stuck with their parents. See the kids, see how cute they look, I didn’t know whether to join them in crying as they cried for their parents or to be happy for their rescue.
“So as it is, the #ONE_BIG_FAMILY is off the streets of Ogoja/Bekwarra to get immediate attention and care.
“Whether you say they’re mad or not, whatever the case may be, good news is they have gotten attention, attention from the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
See her post: