The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, has assured frontline troops of adequate medical care and welfare.
The COAS stated this during his maiden operational visit to the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK).
In a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Div, Col Ado Isa, the army chief made the commitment when he visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) to commiserate with the sick and those wounded in action.
While there, the COAS interacted with the soldiers and assured them of proper medical care and welfare, adding that their medical care was of utmost importance to him.
He reiterated that the nation was indeed proud of their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace in the North East region.
He also visited the Mechanical Repair Group to inspect ongoing repairs and refurbishment of vehicles at the workshop through the use of local resources.
He commended the resilience and ingenuity of the engineers and technicians in fixing most of the vehicles that were hitherto classified as ‘beyond local repairs’.
Earlier, the new Theatre Commander of OPHK, Major General Christopher Musa, briefed the COAS on the operational situation in the theatre.
He assured the COAS that all efforts would be geared towards bringing the war against terrorism to a decisive end.