The 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, in Kaduna, on Saturday revealed that 7,043 soldiers were wounded by bandits or Boko Haram insurgents in the last few years.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Colonel Stephen Onuchukwu, while receiving the leadership of the Senate, led by Ahmad Lawan.
Speaking to the Senate leadership, Onuchukwu said some of the wounded soldiers were maimed for life and required cutting-edge medical facilities to keep them alive.
The CMD who is an Orthopedic Consultant, said, “Since the war against insurgency, about 7, 403 wounded in action military personnel, have been evacuated to this hospital for very urgent medical attention.
“While some of such wounded personnel, got treated and discharged with different forms of deformities, some are maimed for life .
”Those in this category are the ones with spinal cord injury being assisted with Urethral Implant for them to urinate .
”Some also have their legs and hands cut off as a result of cancerous injuries sustained at the battlefronts.
”These are aside others, being rehabilitated from Physical, emotional and psychological injuries.”
Senate President Lawan donated N10m to the hospital’s authorities for the treatment of the injured military personnel.
He said the visit was part of the activities marking the second anniversary of the 9th Senate.