By Augustine Ehikioya
Honouring the selfless services of fallen and living troops, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has assured that adequate care would be given to injured troops.
He has also felicitated with officers, soldiers and their families on the occasion of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFRDC) 2022.
The Army Chief conveyed his felicitation in a Goodwill Message at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The statement reads “In his goodwill message, Gen Yahaya noted that the celebration, is organized annually in recognition of our fallen heroes; gallant men and women, who paid the supreme price in the defence of peace, unity and prosperity of our dear nation, Nigeria and the world at large.
“He reiterated that many of the fallen heroes laid down their lives during the First and Second World Wars, Nigerian Civil War, Peace Support Operations across the globe and various Internal Security Operations, including ongoing fight against insurgency, terrorism, banditry and secesionism, amongst other threats to National security.”
The Army Chief, the statement said, maintained that their sacrifices will never be forgotten and prayed for the repose of their souls.
“The AFRDC, he said also presents an opportunity to honour veterans who are still alive.
“He stressed that many of the veterans regrettably sustained varying degrees of injuries in the course of their service to the Nation and humanity.
“He added that care for the injured and maimed personnel will remain a cardinal focus under his command.”
While appreciating troops for their sacrifices in achieving success across all spectrum of operations conducted by the Nigerian Army (NA), the Army Chief, according to the statement, urged them not to relent but to “sustain and consolidate on the successes recorded so far.”
The COAS, it said, called on officers and soldiers of the NA to be loyal to constituted authority and ensure greater collaboration and synergy with sister Services and other Security Agencies in the pursuit of peace and security in Nigeria.
“He equally used the medium to reaffirm the unalloyed loyalty of the NA under his watch to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” it concluded.