By Toby Prince
The Ed-el-Kabir celebration is a season to share love with friends and family.
Recuperating troops at the 7 Division Medical Centre and Hospital Services, Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, Borno State weren’t left out of this merriment despite their health condition.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, took this year’s celebration to these gallant officers.
Represented by Chief of Training and Opertaions(Army) Maj Gen EO Udoh, the COAS said the Nigerian Army had lived up to expectations and remains ahead of the threats bedevilling the country despite some daunting challenges.
He added that the Eid El Kabir festival reminds the officers and soldiers of the significance of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice, even as it provides a unique opportunity for the personnel to reflect and redouble their efforts towards fulfilling their roles and justifying the confidence reposed in them by Nigerians.
He commended the sacrifices of troops in the ongoing operations across the country as they discharge their statutory responsibilities satisfactorily, adding that their dedication to duty had ensured that the Nigerian Army remains the bastion of the country’s unity.
Finally, the COAS paid tribute to troops that had paid the supreme price in various operations across the country and assured that the Nigerian Army would continue to meet its obligations to their families to ensure that the void left by their loved ones is not felt.