Army Chief urges religious leaders to preach peace 

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The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has urged religious Leaders to continue to pray for peace and unity of the country, and preach messages of love, compassion and togetherness.

The Army Chief made the call when he received a delegation of the Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja.

Lieutenant General Buratai, who was represented by the Army Chief of Policy and Plans, Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun, said religion is a veritable platform to unite and bring the country together.

“What you do for Nigeria is critical, the prayers, the fasting it takes those who believe in the country to do so and the Chief of Army Staff appreciate you for interceding for the affairs of the country. God does not make mistakes, if it pleases him to put us together, he has done so perfectly, it would be wrong for anyone to use religion to cause division or insecurity in the country,” he said.

Core existence
The Leader of the Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace, Bishop Sunday Garba said the organisation believes in the core existence of the human being despite different religions.

He expressed appreciation for the good leadership of the Army Chief in the midst of various security challenges in the country while protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.

“God put Nigerians, both Muslims, Christians and other worshippers together in the country, because he expects us to co-exist together and live in peace, rather than to antagonise and kill one another,” Bishop Garba said.

 

Sammie Idika