Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has paid tributes to sick and wounded in action soldiers on admission at 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital (DMSH) for their gallantry in the fight against insurgency in North East, describing them as heroes of peace.
The COAS who was represented by the Corps Commander Medical Major General Ikechukwu Okeke made this commendation in Maiduguri Borno State, during this year”s Sallah celebration with the sick and wounded soldiers.
He commended the troops for their gallantry displayed in the face of the enemies of the Nigerian nation and assured them of the Nigerian Army”s determination to provide all medical support needed for quick recuperation .
Earlier in his welcome address, the Acting Commander 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital (DMSH) Col Samuel Adama stated that, the sit out is to show love and affection to the wounded, adding that Eid-El-Kabir celebration is a period of compassion and resilience towards achieving lasting peace in the region and the nation.
He thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and other commanders for their support to the hospital.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu in his remarks, described the wounded as heroes and ambassador of peace in Nigeria, pointed out that the sacrifice they made cannot be quantified.
Dignitaries that graced the occasion include the Commander 57 Division Signals Brigadier General Adesina and Principal Staff Officers of the Division, family and well wishers of the wounded soldiers.
Meanwhile, troops of 151 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole, have successfully neutralized three members of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the early hours of Wednesday, during an ambush along Banki Junction- Mayanti village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Items recovered include:three AK 47 rifle, 3 Magazines, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, One motorcycle, and two Android phones.
The Army said efforts are on by the troops to get the other fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists.