Troops of Operation Lafia Dole, were, on Monday, 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 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 handwritten motivating messages by pupils of the school to soldiers fighting, in order to keep the country safe and secured.
According to PRNigeria, 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 were 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 smiles 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 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.”