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PSFNAF, CYON seek support for armed forces in fight against terrorism, banditry

By Eniola Daniel
07 September 2022   |   3:17 am
Prayer and Support for the Armed Forces (PSFNAF) group and Catholic Youths Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) have appealed to Nigerians to collaborate with armed forces to fight and overcome terrorism, and banditry in the country.

Prayer and Support for the Armed Forces (PSFNAF) group and Catholic Youths Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) have appealed to Nigerians to collaborate with armed forces to fight and overcome terrorism, and banditry in the country.

The groups said that saying negative things about the personnel will not help the situation in the country and that everyone must come together to conquer security challenges.

The call was made at the grand finale of the Youth Week of the Catholic Youths Organisation of Nigeria (CYON)  at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Ojodu, Lagos State.

The event, which was part of the CYON 2022, focused more on security and rising crime rates in the country.

Convener of the group, Mary Fatile, said: “We are in our comfort zones while some of them are in the bush come rain or sun.  We need to pray for them and I‘m appealing to Nigerian youths to support the armed forces, and the media should verify stories before publishing.”

President, CYON, Joseph Bisong, said the purpose of the event was to bring all talents across Catholic Church together to showcase their arts to the world. He called on everyone to remain security conscious as well as call on security numbers in case of emergency or security breach.

One of the organisers, Reverend Sister Sochima, admonished youths to support the armed forces by joining the clergy to pray for them and not take the youth week as a jamboree as it called for sober reflection. “The whole country is in turmoil so the youths should join reverend fathers, sisters, pastors and other men of God to pray for God to intervene concerning the security challenges in the country.

Matron, CYON, St. Timothy Parish, Ojodu, Theresa  Ereme, advised the youths not to always look up to the government for everything but rather be self-reliant and empower themselves. She admonished them to be more prayerful and concerning the rate of crime and banditry.

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