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Army chief commiserates with troops after ghastly accident in Maiduguri

A gun truck conveying the troops going to respond to a distress call skidded off the road and rammed into a road shoulder, causing the vehicle to somersault.

• July 9, 2021
Farouk Yahaya
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has commiserated with troops who were involved in a road traffic accident on Thursday in Garin Kuturu, on Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Friday in Abuja said the accident occurred when troops were responding to a distress call.

Mr Nwachukwu said that one of the gun trucks conveying the troops skidded off the road and rammed into a road shoulder, causing the vehicle to somersault.

He said that nine personnel who were injured during the accident were evacuated and are currently receiving medical attention in a military medical facility.

“No fatality was recorded in the accident.

“General Yahaya lauded the troops for their swift response and urged them to be more circumspect during emergency operational responses,” the spokesman said. 

(NAN)

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