Some principal officers of the Nigeria Senate led by Senate President Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday paid a visit to wounded soldiers at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the visit is part of programmes to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the ninth National Assembly.
Lawan commended the soldiers for sacrificing their lives for the integrity of their fatherland and announced the donation of N10million for the hospital.
He also assured that the National Assembly will ensure that more funds are allocated to the Armed Forces in the 2022 budget.
Over 200 soldiers have sustained various degrees of injuries at the battlefield and are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
The soldiers sustained injuries ranging from a leg amputation, loss of sight and sound, etc, at the theatre of operation while fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and bandits in the North West Geopolitical zones.
On his part, the General officer Commanding One Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi and the Chief Medical Director of the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Colonel Stephen Oluchukwu, while briefing the lawmaker, said some of the wounded soldiers lost their arms, legs and sight as a result of the severe injuries they sustained in the battlefield.
They disclosed that some of the victims were responding to treatment, while many others sustained permanent injuries that have rendered them incapacitated.
The federal lawmakers joined by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, went round the hospital wards where the wounded soldiers were being treated.