The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Major General Faruk Yahaya has made a case for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, saying it is the will of the Almighty God that men live in peace with one another.
The COAS made the call yesterday, Friday 2 July, during Jumma’at Prayers observed to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021, held at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja.
General Yahaya commended the effort of troops of the Nigerian Army towards restoring peace and keeping the country united.
Earlier in his sermon, the Director Islamic Affairs, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Shehu Mustapha, prayed for peace in the country.
Describing the military service as a noble profession to serve mankind through selfless service to the nation, he also prayed for the protection of troops engaged in various operations across the country, and for the repose of the souls of late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and other fallen heroes.
The cleric further prayed for divine guidance and protection for President Mohammadu Buhari and others in various positions of leadership, while calling on citizens to always support the cause of peaceful coexistence in the country.
Dignitaries that graced the occasion were senior military officers, members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association, soldiers, families and civilian staff of the Nigerian Army among others.