Wounded troops of the Nigerian Army battling insurgents in Borno State have been given N10 million relief package.
The relief was in fulfillment of pledge by State Governor Babagana Zulum at a Sallah launch, organised by the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Taoreed Lagbaja in June 2023.
The State Commissioner of Information and Internal Security, Professor Usman A Tar, delivered the package to the GOC 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Peter Malla at the 7 Division Headquarters in Maiduguri on Saturday, August 19? 2023.
Tar who was joined by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Mustapha Ali Busuguma said, “We are here to fulfil the pledge made by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum.
“You may recall that the Governor was here on a Sallah day for an event, during which he expressed the commitment of the Borno State government to the welfare of our troops and pledged a donation of N10m to wounded soldiers. This morning he dispatched us to come and deliver the gift”, Tar said.
Receiving the donation, the GOC 7 Division, Major-General Peter Malla who expressed appreciation to Governor Zulum for the gesture, vowed to sustain the relative peace enjoyed in Borno by eliminating remnants of insurgents who insist on fighting.
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