The troops of Operation Lafia Dole were on Monday 19 December 2016 presented with gift packs of essential daily need at the Headquarters of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri by Volt Club students and Children International School (CIS) Lekki,Lagos.
The Deputy Director of Public Relations (DDAPR), Col. Mustapha Anka, stated yesterday that the gift pack tagged “Ziploc” contains varieties of items which includes tooth brush, toothpastes, sanitary pads, shaving sticks, chewing gum, towels, bathing soaps, candies, recharge cards, handy greeting cards with hand written motivating messages by pupils of the school to soldiers fighting in order to keep the country safe and secured.
The leader of the CIS Ziploc Appeal 2016 delegation, Mr Bhila Kiphani during the presentation of gifts stated that the students willingly donated part of their pocket monies to fund the project so as to put smiles on the faces of troops who are tirelessly fighting in hash terrains to save the country from insurgency.
Some of the emotional messages on the handy card sent to troops read “Thanks for putting smile on our faces”, “Thanks for fighting for me”, “Thank you for sacrificing your life for me”, “ Thank you Solider, I pray you return home safely”.
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In his response the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu commended the pupil for remembering soldiers fighting in the heart of Sambisa.
“This is the most emotional moment of my stay as GOC of the 7 Division, for two and three year old children to contribute their pockets monies to remember our soldiers”.
He further stated that “While people like you are here appreciating the good work of Nigerian troops, some are working hard to sabotage our effort”. “We want to assure the CIS Lekki pupil/students that we will not let them down, we promise to exterminate Boko Haram Terrorist from their hide out and ensure that they never exist again in our country”.