By Emmanuel Nduka
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, has asked troops to complement its kinetic engagements with prayers.
Disclosing this in a statement on Sunday, Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, informed that Yahaya advised his troops to seek counselling, guidance, and divine supplications in ongoing military operations across the nation.
The charge was given during an interdenominational Church service to commemorate the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2022, held at Saint Mark Military Church, 34 Brigade Obinze Barracks in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The Army Chief who was represented by Major General Victor Ezugwu, according to Nwachukwu, noted that the theme of the interdenominational service “Promoting National Unity through Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence” was apt.
He thus urged the Christian faithful across the nation to continually promote peace and unity in complementing the efforts of the army to surmount contemporary security challenges bedevilling the nation.
He also appealed to Nigerians to desist from the use of misinformation, deceit, and issues capable of disintegrating the nation, stressing the unity inNthe country’s unique diversity.
The interdenominational service was held in all formations and units of the army across the nation.
The Church service had in attendance representatives of the President, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), principal staff officers from Defence and Army Headquarters, corps commanders, general officers commanding, commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions, soldiers, and their family members.