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‘Be security conscious at this auspicious time’ – Minister of Defence urges Nigerians

by Nwani Chisom
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According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), during his Christmas remarks to Nigerians has said that the rescue of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary, Kankara was a Christmas gift by the military to Nigerians.

The minister, further tasked Nigerians to pray for the members of the Nigerian Army, who might not be able to celebrate Christmas with their families and loved ones, due to the nature of their work.

The statement by the Minister read;

“There is the need for peaceful co-existence, unity and peace especially as the country is fighting insurgency, banditry and kidnapping among other criminal tendencies.“The season is the reason to turn to God in fervent prayer to crown the sacrifices of our fighting forces to attain maximum victory over the adversaries.”

“While giving kudos to the troops who by reason of their call to duty, will not be able to celebrate Christmas with their families and loved ones, the minister assured them that the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, will not allow their sacrifices to go unrewarded.

“Magashi therefore noted that the least appreciation Nigerians can show to the nation’s soldiers who are fighting patriotically so that the citizens can sleep with their eyes closed, even when they themselves can’t afford to sleep, is to pray for them and be security conscious at this auspicious time.

“He thanked the leadership of the services and heads of security agencies and their civilian counterparts for the rescue and return of the kidnapped students in Kankara, Katsina State.

“He described the operation that culminated in bringing back the kidnapped children as unprecedented in denying the kidnappers freedom of action, saying that such victory over the adversaries is the most beautiful Christmas and New Year special gift to the nation,” he said.

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Covenant Oyetade December 25, 2020 - 12:10 pm

No one need be told to be security conscious this time around. Everyone can see what’s happening around these days. Times are dangerous.

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