Pupils use pocket money to buy gifts for Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram

Posted by News Express | 20 December 2016 | 1,983 times

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Officials admiring the assorted gifts from the visiting pupils.

Troops of Operation Lafia Dole were on Monday 19 December 2016 presented with gift packs of essential daily needs at the Headquarters of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State, by Volt Club students and Children International School (CIS) Lekki, Lagos. Operation Lafia Dole is the military outfit prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the country’s North-East.

The gift pack tagged “Ziploc” contains varieties of items which includes tooth brush, toothpaste,  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 money 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”.

In his response the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, commended the pupils for remembering soldiers fighting in the heart of the Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists. “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 said.

The GOC further stated: “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 pupils/students that we will not let them down. We promise to exterminate Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts and ensure that they never exist again in our country.”

Source: News Express

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