Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has stated that Nigeria is safer and more secured than in 2014.
Speaking during a sit-out with Wounded Soldiers in Action (WIA) in Kaduna, the COAS said “the fight against insurgency is a collective effort and this can be achieved through our determination and teachings we have been taught and applying them on the field.”
Wounded Soldiers in Action are officers and men injured during various operations against insurgency receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
Expressing appreciation among the WIAs, Buratai said their efforts in securing the nation will never go unrewarded, commending their true spirit of patriotism and professionalism.
“I am very happy to see you, having met some of you in the battle fields, you were determined to pay the supreme prize. This is the true spirit of a gallant soldier and a patriot.” He said
He added: “I am proud you have made the impact that some of our colleagues and Nigerians are safe and I am equally happy that we are living in peace and Nigeria is safer now than we had five years ago”.
Buratai assured the wounded soldiers of adequate medical attention, including follow- up treatment abroad.
“I understand you also need recreational facilities here. Some are also needing promotion, it has been taken note of and will be addressed accordingly. He concluded