We Will Soon End Insurgency In Nigeria..Chief Of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Kenneth Minimah, has assured that government would put an end to terrorism in Nigeria and canvassed collective support for the military in the fight.
Minimah said this on Sunday, at the inter-denominational church service held at Our Lady Queen of  Martyrs Catholic Church, Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja.
The service, which was to mark the 2014 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), had the “Combating Current National Security Challenges through Collective Effort”.
“We are going through troubled times but they will soon come to an end and we shall be glad at the end.
“I promise you it will come to an end and we will be victorious.
 “The war against terrorism is a collective effort of all Nigerians and I appeal to all Nigerians to join hands in fighting this new war of terrorism.
“I want to thank Nigerians for standing by us, for their perseverance.
“I also appeal to them that terrorism is a new warfare. It requires time and patience for us to defeat it.
“I am very much optimistic that we will deliver. We will win the war.
“What we have in the North-East will certainly come to an end soon.
“Our job is to continue to protect and preserve the unity of this country and making it stable for prosperity.
“Our job is also to uphold our constitutional role, which is to defend the country’s territorial integrity from insurgency and external aggression, and provide aid to civil authority. That, we will continue to do,” the Army chief said.
Using the Niger-Delta area, and Abia and Benue as instances, Minimah said peace had returned to these places and everywhere there were peaceful.
He said the army would prevail over insurgents as it used to be in the past, saying they would win the war against terrorism.
Minimah said the army was acquiring new equipment, training its personnel and providing welfare for the troops, all in a bid to end terrorism.
He, however, said the army decided to have a low-key celebration for NADCEL 2014, because of the current security challenges facing the country.
“A man does not celebrate his birthday if he is bereaved. He has to just mark his birthday.
“I want to salute the gallantry of our troops, who have paid the supreme price in the course of defending their fatherland.
“These officers and soldiers had died in their duty posts and we will not forget them.”
In his sermon, Reverend Dawuk Danfulani, the Director, Army Chaplain (Protestant), said Nigerians must unite to faithfully seek God’s support if they were to end terrorism.
Danfulani urged all Nigerians to collectively condemn and expose evil deeds in the society, even if the person perpetrating it was a close relation.
“If a person is pulling down the system that is supposed to stand, you have the right to expose him or her.
“If we condemn collectively and expose evil-doers, they will be afraid to do evil.”
Taking his text from the second book of Corinthians, chapter 2, verse 11, Danfulani said Nigerians should not be ignorant as children of God.
“So, we should unite and fight these perpetrators of evil.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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