Buratai visits five wounded soldiers, UN personnel at UMTH
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday visited the wounded soldiers and United Nations (UN) agencies personnel receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for injuries they sustained during Thursday’s attack on their convoy by Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Bama road.
The wounded at the UMTH Accident and Emergency Unit include two soldiers and three personnel of the UN agencies and other
international humanitarian organisations.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said: “The Chief of Army Staff, who was accompanied by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters and the Acting GOC, 7 Division, interacted with the wounded soldiers and civilians and encouraged them and wished them speedy recovery.”
The statement added that Buratai also commended the doctors and the hospital staff for their efforts in giving the necessary care and treatment to the patients.
“It is gratifying to report that they (injured) are in stable condition and responding to treatments,” Usman said.
The soldiers and UN personnel were ambushed at Meleri village, near Kawuri by suspected insurgents while returning from Bama to deliver food and relief materials to 24, 793 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camp.