Army Denies Neglect, Non-Payment Of Allowances Of Wounded Soldiers

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The Nigerian Army has denied media reports that it neglected some Nigerian soldiers injured in the course of duty.

Naija News had reported that some wounded soldiers have accused the military authorities of neglect and non-payment of their allowances.

But in an interview with Daily Trust, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 1 Division in Kaduna, Col Ezundu Idimah, dismissed the reports.

According to Idimah, the allegations made by the wounded soldiers are false and baseless, saying that the soldiers are well catered for.

He, however, revealed that the wounded soldiers were well taken care of at the hospital.

He said: “When wounded soldiers are brought in from the front, they are hosted to an arrival party, where they are given a care package.

“Recently, we employed about 12 more consultants, including four orthopaedic surgeons to promptly handle their cases.

“Their feeding is greatly enhanced to aid their recovery; and we have established a ranch to rear animals for their feeding.”

The Army spokesman explained that injured soldiers wounded in action are trained in computer skills to make them relevant.

Idimah added that the soldiers discharged from the hospital are given transport fare to return to their units. According to the Army official, the Chief of Army Staff hosted the wounded soldiers to a party recently.

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