Pray for troops in battlefield, says Nigerian Army
The Nigerian Army on Friday advised Nigerians to always keep members of the Armed Forces combating the Boko-Haram insurgency in their prayers.
The Commander, 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after a special Jumaat service at the Alausa Central Mosque, Ikeja Lagos.
The service was to commemorate the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Lagos.
Biu thanked residents and Nigerians at large for remembering those who had paid the supreme price to ensure peace in the nation.
He urged them to continue to support those still in the battlefield.
Speaking on behalf of the Imams at the Mosque, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Kosoko urged Nigerians to be patient with the Federal Government and the Armed Forces as they battled to overcome the Boko Haram insurgents.
He described the annual Remembrance Day as a form of encouragement to serving officers and men of the Armed Forces and an occasion to assist the families of fallen heroes.