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Military Chiefs Musa, Lagbaja Hail Troops at Sallah

As Nigerian Muslims join the rest of the world to mark the 2023 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, top military chiefs have felicitated the troops at the frontlines.

The chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, and the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, commended troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces, appreciating them for their sacrifice, commitment, doggedness and determination towards dislodging existential threats to the unity, security, stability and peace of the country.

“The symbolic values and virtues of unflinching faith and total sacrifice which the Eid-el-Kabir festival exemplifies also hold true for the supreme sacrifices which our defiant and courageous soldiers continue to make in the face of challenges to the peace, unity and sovereignty of the nation.

“The security and stability of our nation is the sacred and collective responsibility of all Nigerians,” Musa said in a statement by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Ismaila Gusau on Wednesday.

The Chief of Defence Staff also assured officers and men of the Armed Forces of his  support as they continue to discharge their constitutional duties across Nigeria.

On his part, Lagbaja commended troops for their commitment and sacrifice towards combating emerging security challenges in theatres of operations across the country.

Lagbaja in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachuku, lauded the troops deployed for ongoing operations within and outside the shores of the country for their sacrifice.

He urged the troops to remain resolute, undaunted, disciplined and patriotic in combating the adversaries of the country.

According to the Army Chief, the Sallah celebration represents the virtues of sacrifice and submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, as emulated by Prophet Muhammed.

He also urged the troops to leverage the spirituality of the occasion to pray for the Nigerian Army, as it strives to combat security challenges in all theatres of operations across the country.

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