The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Leuitenant General Tukur Buratai has said that the dependants of fallen heroes will be promptly paid all entitlements due for the deceased to their next of kin.
The COAS who made the declaration during his routine operational visit to troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Pulka and Gwoza in Borno State,charged them to remain disciplined, dedicated and vigilant while discharging their military duties.
Buratai who was represented by the Chief of Administration (Army), Major General M Alkali on an assessment visit to see troops in the ongoing operation DEEP PUSH to clear the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists around Sambisa forest, commended the troops on the successes recorded in the ongoing campaign against insurgency in the North East and further urged them to hasten up in the hunt for the leaders of Boko Haram
While assuring them of Army Headquarters support on the fight against insurgency, he also urged the Soldiers to be patient, calm, continue with their good work and sustain the standard of discipline already set.
According to him; “Nigerian Army appreciate your sacrifices to Nigeria nation. History will not forget you for all you have done to protect the territorial integrity of our country.
“We will continue to provide you with all you need to end this war so that displaced persons of this region can return to their respective communities. As for our troops who paid the supreme price, we will continue to provide support to the families they left behind” he assured.
The COAS was accompanied on the visit by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu and some staff officers of the Division.