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COAS commiserates with troops involved in traffic accident in N/East

By Chimezie Godfrey

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has commiserated with troops who were involved in a road traffic accident.

This was made known in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu.

Gen Nwachukwu disclosed that the incident occurred on Thursday 8 July 2021, at Garin Kuturu, along Maiduguri- Damaturu road, while the troops were responding to a distress call.

“Sadly, one of the Gun trucks conveying the troops skidded off the road and rammed into a road shoulder, causing the vehicle to somersault.

“Nine personnel who sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident have been evacuated and are currently receiving medical attention in a military medical facility. No fatality was recorded in the accident.,” he said.

Gen Yahaya lauded the troops for their swift response and urged them to be more circumspect during emergency operational responses.

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