The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians. The COAS made the call today Friday 2 July 2021 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. He averred that the Almighty God created all humans to live together in peace.
Earlier in his sermon, the Director Islamic Affairs, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Shehu Mustapha prayed for peace in the country. He described 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 also prayed for divine guidance and protection for President Mohammadu Buhari and others in the position of leadership. The cleric called on citizens to always support the course 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.