The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, has assured injured troops battling insurgency operations of adequate medical care adding that Nigerians appreciate their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to the North-East region.
This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army/Joint Task Force, North East, Operation Hadin Kai, Ado Isa, on Saturday.
Yahaya embarked on his maiden visit to the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, to visit injured soldiers.
The statement read, “The Chief of Army Staff made his maiden operational visit to the Theatre from June 16 to 19 to assess the operational and welfare state of the troops.
“During his visit to the hospitals, he assured troops of adequate medicare and support in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations.
“The COAS gave the assurances on Friday, June 18, 2021 when he visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to commiserate with the sick and wounded in action troops recuperating at the medical facilities.
“The COAS also prayed for their speedy recovery.
“While at the hospital, the COAS took time to interact with the soldiers and assured them of proper medical care and welfare, adding that their medical care is of utmost importance to him.
“He averred that the nation is indeed proud of their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to the North-East region.
“Also, the COAS appreciated the commitment and selflessness of the troops in the Theatre and implored them to exhibit a high level of professionalism and ensure that all remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists are neutralised”
In the same vein, the COAS visited the Mechanical Repair Group to inspect the ongoing repairs and refurbishment of vehicles at the workshop through the use of local resources.