1 Brigade Nigerian Army Celebrates Army Day 2024 with Orphans, Needy in Zamfara

The 1 Brigade Nigerian Army marked the 161st anniversary of the Nigerian Army with a series of humanitarian activities aimed at supporting orphans, less privileged children, pupils, and students in Zamfara State. The event, part of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2024, underscores the Army’s dedication to civil-military cooperation.

Led by Brigadier General Sani Ahmed, the Brigade Commander, the Army distributed medical consumables, writing materials, clothing, and footwear to approximately 400 orphans and needy individuals. The initiative also provided exercise books, pencils, and pens to students across eleven primary and secondary schools in Gusau metropolitan area. This event was particularly focused on the Gusau area, although the Army has been supporting rural areas as well.

Orphans and Less Privileged children (Boys)
Orphans and Less Privileged children (Girls)

General Ahmed emphasized the importance of the Army’s commitment to fostering positive relationships with the civil community, highlighting that these efforts are crucial for promoting goodwill and strengthening ties. He used the occasion to urge the community to discourage informants aiding bandits, encouraging them to repent and surrender their arms to help restore peace in the state.

Expressing concern over the ongoing bandits activities in Zamfara, General Ahmed assured that troops are working tirelessly to ensure that farmers can cultivate and harvest their crops without fear, thereby supporting food security and economic development. He appealed for public support and cooperation in providing the Army with vital information to help restore normalcy.

Earlier in the event, medical consumables were distributed to fourteen local government areas within the Brigade’s area of responsibility. Customized exercise books were also distributed to primary, junior, and senior secondary school students in eleven schools in Gusau.

The schools that benefited from this gesture include: Nizzamiya Primary School, Sabon Gari, Gusau; Dr. Karima Orphans and Less Privileged Primary School, GRA, Gusau; Dan Turai Model Primary School, Hayin Dan Hausa, Gusau; Sambo Secondary School, Tudun Wada, Gusau; Government Day Secondary School, Unguwan-gwaza, Gusau and Government Girls Day Secondary School, Tudun Wada, Gusau.

Others include General Abdusalam Abubakar Primary School, Hundred Houses, Gusau; Girls Focal Primary School, Ungwan Zabarma, Gusau; Sarkin Kudu Government Secondary School, Gusau; Government Girls Arabic Secondary School, Gusau and NAOWA Creche Nursery and Primary School, Alasawa, Gusau.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the Nigerian Army for their support, offering prayers and goodwill messages in appreciation.

Brigadier General Sani Ahmed
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