Army Chief of staff Lt. Gen. Tukura Buratai, has claimed that Nigeria is safer and more secured now than 2014.
He made this disclosure while speaking with soldiers and men wounded during several operations with the terrorists, who are receiving treatment at the Nigerian Reference Hospital, Kaduna, on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
Gen. Buratai said he was delighted to be among the injured soldiers and promised that their service to the nation will not go unrewarded, applauding them for their patriotic and professionalism spirit.
In his words: “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.
“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”.
He 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 a
“We will continue to send our officers to see how we can get you rehabilitated through skills acquisition programme so that when you recuperate, you can go back to the field.
“Let me assure you that 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.
“Your allowances have been brought to my notice by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital and we will see how it can be offset.
“We must develop these facilities here, those equipment we don’t have we will get, so you don’t need to get surgery elsewhere.
“This is one of the hospitals we have upgraded. We have done same in Yaba and elsewhere. We are also constructing Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Maiduguri and also we have one in Abakiliki.”