The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has assured injured troops involved in the ongoing counter -insurgency operations of adequate medical care.
He added that he would place priority on their welfare.
Yahaya also told the soldiers that Nigerians appreciate their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to the North East region.
This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army/Joint Task Force , North East, Operation HADIN KAI, Ado Isa, on Saturday.
Yahaya was said to have embarked on his maiden visit to the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, where he conmesirated with them and pray for their speedy recovery.
The statement read, “The Chief of Army Staff made his maiden operational visit to the Theatre from June 16 to 19 to assess the operational and welfare state of the troops.
“During his visit to the hospitals, he assured troops of adequate medicare and support in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations.
“The COAS gave the assurances on Friday, June 18, 2021 when he visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to commiserate with the sick and wounded in action troops recuperating at the medical facilities.
“The COAS also prayed for their speedy recovery.
“While at the hospital, the COAS took time to interact with the soldiers and assured them of proper medical care and welfare, adding that their medical care is of utmost importance to him.