Nigerian army boss calls for more prayers for soldiers

Nigerian army boss calls for more prayers for soldiers

- Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, has called for spiritual intervention in defeating Boko Haram terrorist in northeast Nigeria

- Buratai also charged other religious bodies to encourage families left behind by troops fighting the terrorist in the battlefield

- He gave the charge in his keynote address to declare the army directorate of chaplains services open

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, on Tuesday, November 21, charged Nigerian army chaplains to intensify prayers for security personnel particularly troops combating terrorism in northeast Nigeria.

Buratai urged the chaplain services and other religious bodies to devise means of keeping and encouraging families left behind by troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the battlefield.

According to a press release, he gave the charge in his keynote address to declare open the army directorate of chaplains services (Roman Catholic) training week/conference and retreat 2017 at Maimalari Cantonment Officers Mess, Maiduguri, Borno state.

Army chaplain service organises retreat to drum up support for troops. Photo credit: Nigerian army

Army chaplain service organises retreat to drum up support for troops. Photo credit: Nigerian army

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Charles Iroegbu, the he director of army chaplain services (Roman Catholic), his welcome address identified soft power as a technique used by religious directorates in winning the heart and mind of the people rather than relying solely on hard power.

Army chaplain service organises retreat to drum up support for troops. Photo credit: Nigerian army

Army chaplain service organises retreat to drum up support for troops. Photo credit: Nigerian army

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Iroegbu said the hosting of the conference and retreat is to bring the presence of God by prayer intercession and to also add spiritual impetus to the fight against the terrorists by way of encouraging the troops.

Nigerian army boss calls for more prayers for soldiers. Photo credit: Nigerian army

Nigerian army boss calls for more prayers for soldiers. Photo credit: Nigerian army

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari condemned the terrorist attack which occoured in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa state describing it as “very cruel and dastardly.”

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Source: Naija.ng

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