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Nigeria proud of your selfless service – Chief of Army Staff addresses wounded Soldiers

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, has commended Soldiers in the North-East for their bravery and courage in fighting the war on terrorism.

Yahaya also told the Soldiers that Nigerians appreciate their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to 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.

In the statement, the COAS also assured injured troops involved in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations of adequate medical care.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Yahaya embarked on a maiden visit to the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, where he commiserated with the injured Soldiers and prayed for their speedy recovery.


The statement read, “The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, was at the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on his maiden operational visit to the Theatre from 16-19 June 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 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.”

“Similarly, 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.”

“He commended the resilience and ingenuity of the engineers and technicians in fixing most of the vehicles that were hitherto classified as beyond local repairs, “the statement reads.

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