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Your sacrifices won’t be in vain, Nigerian Army assures Troops

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The Nigeria Army has assured troops serving in Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in the northeast that their sacrifices will not be in vain.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Muhammad Muhammad, gave the pledge, yesterday, when he visited wounded soldiers and officers of the operation at 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna.

At the ward where 106 wounded personnel were receiving treatment, he said the Army would do all in its capacity to alleviate their sufferings, adding: “We are here because of this sallah (Eid-el-fitr) period. A lot of us are out there enjoying the Sallah, unknown to us that there are some of our colleagues, who are not able to.

“The only way to make them feel that they belong to the society is to be with them and share with them, so that we give them that sense of belonging and comfort them.

“Some of them don’t have limbs, others are with so many challenges; it is by this we comfort them. If we don’t also address them this period of time, it means we have abandoned them. We assure them that their sacrifices are not in vain. That is why we are here.”

The GOC stressed: “Those of them that are in need of immediate evacuation, we will make concrete steps to make it known to the army authority that this particular patient needs particular attention.

“You could see from the degree of their ailments, some of them need to be prioritised. And based on availability of funds, they will be channeled to the respective medical facilities for medical care.”

Highlight of the GOC’s visit was the donation of 10 cartoons of noodles, 10 cartons of sardine, 20 cartons of biscuits, sugar, beverages, and others to the patients.


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