The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Rogers Nicholas yesterday paid a visit to officers and soldiers who are currently undergoing treatment in medical facilities within the Theatre of Operation in Maiduguri, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu, has said.
Mr Nwachukwu said that Mr Nicholas, a major-general, led an inspection team for a monthly routine inspection of the inpatients’ wards and other facilities at the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital in Maimalari Cantonment
The theatre commander, who was represented by the Deputy Theatre Commander, Commodore Aminu Hassan, also visited troops who are hospitalised under referrals at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH.
According to the statement, the team comprised the representative of the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Kasim Sidi, the Chief of Staff Headquarters, Theatre Command Brigadier General Idowu Akinlawon.
The statement also quoted the representative of the Theatre Commander as saying that the team was on a monthly routine inspection of medical facilities and routine check on the condition and recuperation of troops.
“We are here for a routine inspection of facilities and injured troops undergoing medical treatment of various injuries and ailments sustained in the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations against Boko Haram Terrorists in North Eastern Nigeria.
“In his interaction with the patients, the Theatre Commander urged them to remain steadfast and positive, assuring them that their health and well-being are of paramount interest to the Military.
“He added that their sacrifice for the unity and defence of the sovereignty of the nation is not in vain and is very well appreciated by all Nigerians.
“The Theatre Commander further lauded the efforts of the management of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and the 7 Division Nigerian Army Medical Services and Hospital for their selflessness in managing the inpatient officers and soldiers.
“He enjoined them not to relent in their service to the nation.”