Nigerian Army Celebrates Eid With Wounded-in-Action Soldiers In Kaduna

Written by Godwin Duru

Story By Usman Sani

The Nigerian Army has assured  wounded-in-action soldiers of continuous support and commitment to ameliorate their condition.

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja made the pledge when he visited some wounded-in-action soldiers in the spirit of eid festival, at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna State.

Represented by the General Officer Commanding One Division, Major General Landers Saraso, through his Chief of Staff, Brigadier General David Nwakonobi, the Army Chief explained that the aim of the visit was to give them a sense of belonging, especially at a time they can’t be with their families.

He vowed to ensure that those that put the soldiers in their present condition pay dearly, stressing that the selfless service of soldiers to the nation cannot be neglected

He wished the soldiers a speedy recovery, and re-assured them of his resolve to improve their welfare packages.

Earlier, Acting Chief Medical Director of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Colonel Stephen Onuchukwu noted that the Army high command had already deployed enough resources and necessary equipment to adequately cater for the soldiers.

He pointed out that those with very critical conditions have been flown abroad to receive the best of care.

Some of the wounded-in-action soldiers who spoke to Radio Nigeria, staff sergeant Garba Bono and sergeant Solomon Olaniyi commended the Chief of Army Staff for his continued support.

Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of food items and assorted soft drinks to the soldiers in the spirit of the eid period.

Usman Sani