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Wounded soldier gets surprise visit from Buhari in Germany


President Buhari with Brig.-Gen. Aliyu

President Buhari with Brig.-Gen. Aliyu

President Muhammadu Buhari ended his three-day official visit to Germany on a compassionate note, yesterday, with a visit to a Nigerian military officer receiving treatment in a Berlin hospital, according to Persecondnews.

The military officer, Brigadier-General Mohammed Sani Aliyu, the Acting Commander of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, miraculously survived a ghastly road accident in the course of a duty tour in the North East.

The head of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Yusha’u Abubakar, who was in the same vehicle, was not so lucky, as he died in the auto crash on Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

The President wished him a quick recovery and an early return to his family and duties in Nigeria. He gave assurance that his administration would continue to accord priority to the health and wellbeing of service personnel.

Doctors said General Aliyu could barely move his head when he was stretchered in, with the rest of the body torn and broken in many parts. Now, he could move around with very little assistance.

He thanked the President for the visit, saying his spirit to serve Nigeria remained unbroken.

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1 Comment
  • eMalanga

    It is shameful yet that Nigeria cannot still provide medical services within Nigeria to their Citizens. This just underscores the point that unless you are wealthy and belong to the elite class in Nigeria you are sentenced to the death trap which the hospitals inside Nigeria pose to Citizens. Otherwise, I see no reason why Government cannot use the same. If they feel it is below standard, then raise it to standard. It is even better for a foreign nation to take over our mitary than for Nigeria to be without it’s own hospitals which can be used by everyone, and that includes the rich and powerful, or government officials.