Wounded soldier gets surprise visit from Buhari in Germany
President Muhammadu Buhari ended his three-day official visit to Germany on a compassionate note, yesterday, with a visit to a Nigerian military officer receiving treatment in a Berlin hospital, according to Persecondnews.
The military officer, Brigadier-General Mohammed Sani Aliyu, the Acting Commander of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, miraculously survived a ghastly road accident in the course of a duty tour in the North East.
The head of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Yusha’u Abubakar, who was in the same vehicle, was not so lucky, as he died in the auto crash on Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
The President wished him a quick recovery and an early return to his family and duties in Nigeria. He gave assurance that his administration would continue to accord priority to the health and wellbeing of service personnel.
Doctors said General Aliyu could barely move his head when he was stretchered in, with the rest of the body torn and broken in many parts. Now, he could move around with very little assistance.
He thanked the President for the visit, saying his spirit to serve Nigeria remained unbroken.