CoAS, CAS fete troops in the frontline at Eid-el-Fitr, reaffirm commitment to troops’ welfare


The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and his counterpart, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao on Monday (2 May 2022) feted troops of the North East (NE), Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maiduguri, to boost their morale in the critical stage of the ongoing counter terrorism and insurgency operations.

According to Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Service Chiefs, who were visibly impressed with the performance of the troops, reaffirmed their commitment to their welfare during a Sallah luncheon organized in honour of the troops by the Headquarters Theatre Command.

The duo maintained that welfare of troops remained topmost in their priorities.

While delivering his remarks, the CoAS, who had earlier paid a visit to troops wounded in action at the 7 Division Military Hospital, stated that he was ever determined to ensure the medical treatment of operatives and their families, both within and outside the country.

He added, that those wounded in action would continue to get support and special vocational training to help them cope with their new health status and overcome psychological trauma.

In his goodwill message, the CAS felicitated the troops and called on all security agencies to continue to synergize with the military in defence of Nigeria’s national security.

He hinted on the acquisition of more combat platforms for the Nigerian Airforce to shore up troops’ air combat efficiency.

The representative of the Governor of Borno State, Deputy Governor Umar Usman Kadafur had earlier in a goodwill message from the Borno state government, expressed appreciation to the military for the restoration of relative peace in Borno state.

He added that the successes so far achieved clearly demonstrated the capability of the military in bringing the war to an end.

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