The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Faruk Yahaya has commiserated with nine of the Re-enforcement troops who were involved in a road traffic accident on Thursday, at Garin Kuturu, along Maiduguri- Damaturu road, while 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.
A statement by the army spokesman brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said that no fatality was recorded in the accident which occurred while they were going to save civilians abducted by Boko Haram.
Gen Yahaya lauded the troops for their swift response to national service and urged them to be more circumspect during emergency operational responses.
Most of the women released by the insurgents are now with the military undergoing debriefing sessions after the trauma.
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