As the battle against insurgents continues, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops to
compliment the Army’s kinetic engagements with spiritual efforts, aimed at defeating the bandits.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement on Sunday, noted that it’s by counseling, guidance, and divine supplications the troops will be victorious in ongoing military operations across the nation.
He said the COAS gave the charge during an interdenominational church service to commemorate the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2022, held at Saint Mark Military Church (Protestant), 34 Brigade Obinze Barracks, Owerri, Imo State.
According to the statement, the COAS, represented by Maj Gen Victor Ezugwu, noted that the theme of the Interdenominational service: “Promoting National Unity through Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence” was apt, just as he 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 bedeviling the nation.
The statement urged all to desist from the use of misinformation, deceit, and issues capable of disintegrating the nation, adding that there is unity in our unique diversity.
The interdenominational service, which was held in all formations and units of the Army across the nation, had in attendance, a representative 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 families.