The chief of the Army staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said that Nigeria is now safer and safer than it was five years ago, he made this statement on Sunday, July 26, when he visited wounded soldiers receiving treatment at the 44th Nigerian army reference hospital in Kaduna, Globalgistng reports.
The army commander said that he was proud of the soldiers for what they showed determination on the field of battle.
Buratai said Nigerians are safe because of their efforts to keep the nation safe.
“I am proud that you have had an impact on keeping some of our colleagues and Nigerians safe, and I am also glad that we live in peace and Nigeria is safer now than it was five years ago, ” he said.
He assured the wounded soldiers of adequate medical care, including follow-up treatment abroad.
Buratai said that fighting the insurgency is a collective effort that can be achieved by applying what was taught on the battlefield.
Meanwhile, some Nigerian soldiers showed a rare level of patriotism by expressing their willingness to return to the Boko Haram battlefield, despite being injured.
One of the soldiers, ensign Yahaya Isyaku, said he was ready to return to the mission area to continue fighting the rebels.
The Daily Trust reports that Isyaku said this when the Army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, paid him and other wounded soldiers a visit.
Isyaku said that he was very happy to see COAS and ask him to personally serve him lunch. He said: “We are happy with everything here at the 44th army hospital, the nurses and doctors take good care of us, and the chief medical officer (CMD) does maternal work here, she takes care of us. “I am ready to return to the mission area to fight and attack Boko Haram.
COAS took me to India to get a prosthetic leg, I got too big and couldn’t use it, but as soon as I get the right size, I’m ready to go back to the battlefield.”