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Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of 10 million naira as a relief package to soldiers wounded during battles in Borno.
The relief package was a fulfilment of a pledge by Governor Zulum two months ago at a Sallah launch organised by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja.
Borno State Commissioner of Information and Internal Security, Professor Usman A Tar assisted by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Barrister Mustapha Ali Busuguma delivered the Governor’s message to the GOC 7 Div. Maiduguri Major General Peter Malla who received on behalf of the Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai.
In Nigeria, the military have been actively battling to contain the devastating effects of Boko Haram Terrorists threats on human and the nation’s economy.
This has national duty has left many soldiers dead while others have continued to nurse life threatening injuries sustained in the battle field.
Some of the the wounded soldiers were either left unattended to or are inadequately cared for due to negligence by authorities and paucity of funds.
As part of efforts to battle the Boko Haram terrorists in the very difficult terrain and topography they occupied, a local militia group called “Civilian Joint Task Force” (Civ-JTF) was co-opted to support the Armed Forces.