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Buratai Salutes Gallantry Of Soldiers Wounded In Boko Haram War



The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has paid tribute 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 Northeast, describing them as heroes of peace.

The chief 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 Army’s determination to provide every medical support needed for their 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 with 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 and other commanders for their support to the hospital.

A statement issued by the director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, in his remarks, described the wounded as heroes and ambassadors of peace in Nigeria, pointing out that the sacrifice they made cannot be quantified.