Buratai Visits Wounded Soldiers, Humanitarian Staff In Borno Following Convoy Attack

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai last night visited wounded soldiers and the 3 staff of the UN agencies and other international humanitarian organizations that were injured during an ambush at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 10.00pm.

The Army Chief who was accompanied by the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, interacted with the wounded soldiers and civilians, encouraged them and wished them speedy recovery. He equally commended the doctors and the hospital staff for their wonderful efforts of giving necessary care and treatment to them.

A statement signed by Col Sani Usman said, “It is gratifying to report that they are in stable condition and responding to treatment.”

The U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF in a statement said, “The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation.”

Nearly a quarter of a million children in Borno suffer from life-threatening malnourishment and around one in five will die if they do not receive treatment, UNICEF said earlier this month Doctors Without Border otherwise known as Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday that severely malnourished children were dying in large numbers in northeast Nigeria, where food supplies are close to running out.


Credit: Vanguard


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