Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, has told injured troops in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram that Nigerians are proud of their efforts in restoring peace to the North-East region.
Yahaya also prayed for their quick recovery in a statement released on Saturday.
The wounded troops were also guaranteed of good welfare and medical care, according to the COAS.after assuming office
“The COAS gave the assurances on Friday when he visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to commiserate with the sick and wounded in action troops recuperating at the medical facilities.
“He averred that the nation [Nigeria] is indeed proud of their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to the North-East region.
“The COAS also appreciated the commitment and selflessness of the troops in the Theatre and implored them to exhibit a high level of professionalism and ensure that all remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists are neutralized,” the statement read in part.
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