COAS commiserates with troops involved in accident in N/East




Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya

The Chief of Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has commiserated with troops were involved in a road traffic on Thursday in Garin Kuturu, on Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

The Director, Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Friday in Abuja said the occurred when troops were responding to a distress call.

Nwachukwu said that one of the gun trucks conveying the troops skidded off the road and rammed into a road shoulder, causing the vehicle to somersault.

He said that nine personnel were injured during the were evacuated and currently receiving medical attentions in a military medical facility.

“No fatality was recorded in the accident.

“Gen. Yahaya lauded the troops for their swift response and urged them to be more circumspect during emergency operational responses,” the spokesman said. ()

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