By Mohammad Tijjani
Kaduna – Maj.-Gen Muhammad Muhammad, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division, Nigerian Army, has assured troops serving in Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in the Northeast that their sacrifices will not be in vein.
Muhammad gave the assurance on Saturday when he visited some wounded soldiers and officers of the operation at 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
He said in Operation Zaman Dole ward, where the 106 wounded personnel were receiving treatment: ” We are here because of this sallah (Eid-el-fitr) period.
“A lot of us are out there enjoying the sallah ,unknown to us there are some of our colleagues, who are not able to.
“The only way to make them feel that they belong to the society is to be with them and share with them so that we give them that sense of belonging and comfort them.
“Because some of them don’t have limbs, others are with so many challenges; it is by this we comfort them.
“If we don’t also address them this period of time, it means we have abandoned them.
” We assure them that their sacrifices are not in vein that is why we are here.’’
Muhammad assured the personnel that in the next visit, the army would do all within its resources to alleviate their sufferings.
“Those of them that are in need of immediate evacuation , we will also make concrete steps to make it known to the army authority that this particular patient needs particular attention.
“You could see from the degree of their ailments, some of them need to be prioritised and based on availability of funds, they will be channelled to the respective medical facilities for medical care.” he said
During the visit, the GOC donated 10 cartoons of noodles,10 cartons of sardine, 20 cartons of biscuits, sugar, beverages, among others to the patients.