Buhari Visits Wounded Nigerian Soldier In German Hospital 


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday paid an unscheduled visit to a Nigerian military officer who is being treated in a hospital in Berlin, as part of the concluding activities in the 3-day official trip to Germany.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement said that the officer, Mohammed Sani-Aliyu, a Brigadier- General and the Acting Commander of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, was involved in a ghastly auto crash in the course of a duty tour in the North-East.

He was travelling alongside Yusha’u Abubakar, a Major-General and the Head of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, who unfortunately lost his life in the accident that occurred along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

President Buhari, who was accompanied by the Governors of Borno and Imo States, Kashim Shettima and Rochas Okorocha, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, as well as the Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Geoffrey Onyeama, congratulated the injured soldier for the progress he has made in his treatment that has lasted for six months.

The President wished him a quick recovery and an early return to his family and duties in Nigeria.



    He also assured that his administration would continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of service personnel.

    Doctors at the hospital recalled that the patient could barely move his head when he was brought into the hospital in a stretcher with his body torn and broken in many parts.

    They however added that the officer could now move around with very little assistance.

    Aliyu expressed gratitude to the President for his visit, saying his spirit had been lifted to serve Nigeria more.

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