Gorgi attack: Buratai pledges adequate care for wounded soldiers


COAS, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Sunday visited the recuperating troops who were wounded during recent encounter with insurgents at Gorgi area of the state.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, in a statement on Sunday, said the soldiers are recuperating at the 7 Division Medical Service and Hospital in Maiduguri.

Musa said the visit was the second in recent time, adding that the COAS had earlier sent the Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP) Army Maj.-Gen Enobong Udoh, to visit them.

According to him, the visit followed an encounter in Gorgi area and the resultant various degrees of injuries sustained by some troops of Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole on March 22.

He disclosed that some of the wounded have been evacuated to 44 Reference Hospital Kaduna for more specialised treatment and management.

Musa added that Buratai was accompanied by some principal staff officers from Army Headquarters as well as the Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya among others. 

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