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General News of Wednesday, 13 January 2021


Don't lose guard, maintain momentum - Buratai to war commanders

Lieutenant General Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has advised war commanders at the various theatres of operations in the country to not lose guard in ensuring that terrorism, insurgency and other high-level criminality are brought to zero levels.

He made the statement on Tuesday, January 12, 2020, after he took the tour of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, where he checked on the wounded soldiers who are currently receiving treatment at the facility.

Gen Buratai said he was impressed with the calibre of medical personnel and area of equipment available at the facility for immediate and post-treatment management of his wounded men and benefitting civilian populace.

"The COAS came in on a working visit to see the facilities that have been upgrading comprehensively here at 44NARH, Kaduna.

"He used the opportunity to see the patients who are wounded soldiers of Operation Lafia Dole, Hadarin Daji and Sahel Sanity who are receiving treatment here.

"The Army Chief was impressed with what he saw and charged the Commanders to maintain the momentum and they should not lose their guard.

"He was in Jaji yesterday where he commissioned several projects which include but not limited to 10 units of corporal and below quarters, houses for about 100 soldiers and their families, Nigerian Army School of Infantry signal wing, newly renovated Commanding Officer demonstration stallion residence at Infantry School, Jaji," his Public Relations officer said.

General Buratai also commissioned other projects at the Headquarters of the 1 Division Nigerian Army including the ultra-modern main gate, schools and accommodation must as he commissioned the Accident and Emergency ward at the 44NARH.

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