Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has expressed his condolences to troops who were involved in a road traffic accident on Thursday, July 8, near Garin Kuturu on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
Recall that some soldiers were involved in the accident after one of the weapons trucks transporting them went off the road and slammed into a road shoulder, causing the vehicle to tumble.
Yahaya, who confirmed that no one was killed in the accident, said nine troops were injured in the accident and were transferred to a military medical facility for treatment.
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He praised the military for their quick response and asked them to exercise greater caution during emergency operations.
In other news, Faruk Yahaya, the new Chief of Army Staff said that many of those tempering with the peace of the country have been sent to God to answer for their atrocities.
On Wednesday, July 7, Faruk made this disclosure after he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general and decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the Nigerian troops will continue to get rid of bandits and other criminals perturbing the security of the country.
The COAS also pledged his loyalty to the president and the country. Faruk said;
“Many of those disturbing the peace have been sent to God to go and answer for their crimes.
“I want to most sincerely appreciate the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces for the confidence reposed in me and now being decorated lieutenant general.
“I want to pledge my unalloyed loyalty, on behalf of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army. We would also continue to do our very best to arrest the current insecurity, which includes insurgency and other violent crimes.
“We are already getting successes and we will leverage on that including our experience in this job and by the grace of God we will get there.”