- Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, has visited some soldiers on admission at the 7 DMSH in Maiduguri, Borno state
- Buratai assured soldiers wounded while fighting Boko Haram insurgents that their sacrifices would not be in vain
- He also promised that the army would provide all medical support for their quick recovery
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, on Monday, August 20, assured soldiers wounded while fighting Boko Haram insurgents that their sacrifices would not be in vain.
Buratai gave the assurance during a visit to the soldiers on admission at the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital (DMSH) in Maiduguri, Borno state. The visit was in celebration of Eid-El-Kabir.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the COAS, represented by the commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Ikechukwu Okeke, described the soldiers as heroes of peace.
He said that the army would provide all medical support for their quick recovery.
Samuel Adama, the doctor in charge of the hospital, praised the COAS for demonstrating love and affection to the wounded soldiers.
“The Eid-el-Kabir celebration is a period of compassion and resilience toward achieving lasting peace in the region and the nation. We commend the COAS and other commanders for support to the hospital.
Brigadier Genera Bulama Biu, the acting general officer commanding 7 division of the Nigerian Army, also described the wounded soldiers as heroes and ambassadors of peace, adding that their sacrifices could not be quantified.
The dignitaries at the occasion included commanders and principal officers of the division, family members and well wishers of the wounded soldiers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Army announced the redeployment of some of its personnel in an action that affected some of its principal staff officers and ‘general officers commanding’ various divisions across the country.
A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, the security institution said the theatre commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole and the force commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force are also affected by the posting.
“The posting which also re-organized Operation Lafiya Dole was aimed at injecting new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai,” the statement said.
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