Army chief orders full medical care for wounded soldiers

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The General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division Nigerian Army, Major General AE Abubakar, on Wednesday, visited soldiers who were wounded in action during the ongoing Operation Hakorin Damisa IV at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Jos, Plateau State.


The PUNCH reports that the Nigerian Army had in July 2023, launched a new military operation in Plateau state, code-named Operation Hakorin Damisa IV following a series of attacks by gunmen in different communities which left over 300 persons dead and properties destroyed.


The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, who launched the new operation in Mangu Local Government Area of the state said the aim was specifically to end the spate of attacks and killings in the LGA and other parts of the state.


The Media Officer of the Special Task Force, Captain Oya James, who disclosed the visit of the GOC to the Jos University Teaching Hospital in a statement on Wednesday, said he was accompanied by Commanders and Principal Staff Officers from 3 Division headquarters and Operation Safe Haven.

Although the statement did not disclose the number of injured soldiers receiving treatment at JUTH, it disclosed that during the visit, the GOC who is also the Commander, Operation Safe Haven, assured the wounded personnel of adequate medical treatment that would enable them to recover quickly from the injuries sustained.


“The nation was proud of their selfless service and continued sacrifices toward maintaining peace in the country.


“Lagbaja has directed that comprehensive medical care was imperative for the wounded heroes including further medical therapy overseas should the need arise. He reiterated that the welfare of troops was of utmost importance to the COAS while wishing them quick recovery,” the statement partly read.

Lawal AbdulSalam Olawale

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