The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai says “Nigeria is safer and more secured than in 2014” despite the incessant killings and Boko Haram attacks.
Today trending Naija News reports that the Chief of Army Staff made this comment during a sit-out with Wounded Soldiers in Action (WIA) in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
Buratai, who expressed his delight to be among the wounded soldiers, said their efforts in securing the state will never go unrewarded and commended their true spirit of patriotism and professionalism.
This online news platform understands that the Wounded Soldiers in Action (WIA) are officers and men injured during various operations against insurgency receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
His words; “I am very happy to ascertain you, having met a number of you within the battlefields, you were determined to pay the supreme prize. this is often truth spirit of a gallant soldier and a patriot.
“I am proud you’ve got made the impact that a number of our colleagues and Nigerians are safe and that i am equally happy that we live in peace and Nigeria is safer now than we had five years ago”.
The Chief of Army Staff assured the wounded soldiers of adequate medical attention including follow- up treatment abroad.
“I understand you furthermore may need recreational facilities here. Some also are needing promotion, it’s been taken note of and can be addressed accordingly.
“We will still send our officers to ascertain how we will get you rehabilitated through skills acquisition programme in order that once you recuperate, you’ll return to the sector .
“Let me assure you that the fight against insurgency may be a collective effort and this will be achieved through our determination and teachings we’ve been taught and applying them on the sector .
“Your allowances are delivered to my notice by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital and that we will see how it are often offset.
“We must develop these facilities here, those equipment we don’t have we’ll get, so you don’t got to get surgery elsewhere.
“This is one among the hospitals we’ve upgraded. we’ve done same in Yaba et al. . We also are constructing Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Maiduguri and also we’ve one in Abakiliki.”