The Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya have assured injured troops of adequate medicare, this is as he promised to support troops in the ongoing counter-insurgency.
The COAS who made this know when he visited the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), also assessed the operational and welfare state of the troops.
Yahaya also visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) to commiserate with the sick and Wounded-In-Action troops recuperating at the medical facilities. He also prayed for their speedy recovery.
While at the hospitals, the COAS took his time to interact with the soldiers and assured them of proper medical care and improved welfare adding that their medical care is of utmost importance to him and 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 refurbishments 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’.
Earlier, the new Theatre Commander OPHK, Major General Chris Musa briefed the COAS on operational situation in the Theatre. He assured the COAS that all efforts will be geared towards bringing the war against terrorism to a decisive end.
The COAS appreciated the commitment and selflessness of all officers and troops in the Theatre and implored them to exhibit a high level of professionalism and ensure that all the remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists are neutralised.