By Gbenga Ogundare
The first lady, Aisha Buhari, in keeping with her continued focus on the families of wounded troops, spent Wednesday afternoon at the Kaduna base urging authorities of the Nigerian Army to ensure the prompt payment of the entitlements of soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the fight against Boko Haram.
She was accompanied by the President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association and wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Kalsum Buratai, and wives of other top military brass.
“I want to urge the Nigerian Army to hasten in paying the benefits of the deceased soldiers as a way of providing succcur to their families,” she said.
She commended the wounded soldiers for their gallantry in the protection of the nation’s territorial integrity.