Buratai organises Sallah party for injured soldiers

In a bid to motivate soldiers and give them a sense of
belonging, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur
Buratai, on Friday organised a Sallah “get-together”
for wounded soldiers in Yola.
Speaking at the ceremony, Buratai said the gesture
was to motivate the gallant soldiers who were fighting
Represented by Commander, 23 Armoured Brigade,
Yola, Col. Aba Popoola, the army chief said the gesture
was also an expression of love to the wounded soldiers
and their families, especially during this festive period.
“This is not the first of its kind; if you can recall, the
Chief of Army staff had organised a similar event in
Damaturu for the gallant soldiers,” he said.
He expressed satisfaction that the wounded soldiers
were responding positively to treatment.
According to him, the soldiers were from the 23
Armoured Brigade, Yola, and 28 Task Force Brigade in
Mubi and some from Gwoza in Borno State.
Responding on behalf of the soldiers, Cpl. Jonathan
Okiki thanked the chief of army staff for identifying with
them and their families.
” We assure you sir, that as soon as we leave the
hospital, we will be eager to go back to the battle field
to fight Boko Haram,” Okiki said.


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