Leadership notes that this was confirmed by the Army chief in his remarks during a sit-out with soldiers wounded in the line of duty at various insurgency operations and currently undergoing care at the 44th Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, over the weekend. Buratai said as he thanked the soldiers for their patriotism
”You put yourself in a position that your sacrifice is something that you should be proud of. I am proud also and happy that you have chosen the right profession. I am very happy to see you, haven’t met some of you in the battle field, you were determined to pay the supreme prize.
This is the true spirit of a gallant soldier and a patriot.
I am proud you have made the impact that some of our colleagues and Nigerians are safe and I am equally happy that we are living in peace and Nigeria is Safer now than we had five years ago.”