By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on Sunday ordered for immediate transfer of some wounded soldiers to 44 Reference Hospital in kaduna for more specialized treatment.
General Buratai gave the directive, while on the ward round visit at the 7 Division Medical Services and hospital at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, where he went to see for himself how the injured personnel are faring.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement that “following the encounter in Gorgi, Borno State and the resultant various degrees of injuries sustained by some troops of Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 22 March 2020, the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai has today Sunday 5 April 2020 visited the wounded at the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, where he went round the Hospital and saw the injured personnel and wished them quick recovery.
“Among the wounded, some have been evacuated to 44 Reference Hospital Kaduna for more specialist treatment and management.
” Recalled that immediately the incident was reported, the COAS, on the 25 March 2020, instructed the Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP) Army Maj Gen EO Udo to move to the operational arena to see the wounded and convey his goodwill message to them. He stated.
According to him, the Chief of Army Staff was accompanied by some principal officers from the Army headquarters which included : the CTOP Maj Gen EO Udo, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya, Commander Engineer Corps Maj Gen JS Malu, Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen SA Adebayo and Acting Provost Marshal, Army Brig Gen H Ahmed among other Senior Army Officers.