Army chief directs complete medical attention for injured soldiers
Major General AE Abubakar, the general in charge of the Nigerian Army’s 3 Armoured Division, paid soldiers who had been hurt in the course of Operation Hakorin Damisa IV at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Jos, Plateau State, a visit on Wednesday.
According to reports, the Nigerian Army began Operation Hakorin Damisa IV in July 2023 in Plateau state as a result of a string of shooting attacks by militants in various towns that left over 300 people dead and extensive property damage.
The purpose of the current operation, according to Chief of Army Staff Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, was precisely to put an end to the recent wave of attacks and killings in the LGA and other areas of the state’s Mangu.
The Media Officer of the Special Task Force, Captain Oya James, who disclosed the visit of the GOC to the Jos University Teaching Hospital in a statement on Wednesday, said he was accompanied by Commanders and Principal Staff Officers from 3 Division headquarters and Operation Safe Haven.
Although the statement did not disclose the number of injured soldiers receiving treatment at JUTH, it disclosed that during the visit, the GOC who is also the Commander, Operation Safe Haven, assured the wounded personnel of adequate medical treatment that would enable them to recover quickly from the injuries sustained.
“The nation was proud of their selfless service and continued sacrifices toward maintaining peace in the country.
“Lagbaja has directed that comprehensive medical care was imperative for the wounded heroes including further medical therapy overseas should the need arise. He reiterated that the welfare of troops was of utmost importance to the COAS while wishing them quick recovery,” the statement partly read.