The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered officials and soldiers to maintain security nationwide.
Buratai, in his Christmas message, said, “We must continue to appreciate our collective responsibility towards the maintenance of the security conditions that allow for the proper celebrations of Christmas in every part of our country.
“I commend the hard work and sacrifices of our officers and soldiers currently engaged in Operation Lafiya Dole and other operations across the country. This celebration is a testimony to your gallantry, tenacity and loyalty in the maintenance of peace and security in Nigeria. We continue to pray to God for the repose of the souls of our fallen comrades.
“I urge you all to maintain the momentum as we continue to discharge our constitutional roles. We must remain loyal to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, and Nigerians for their unflinching commitment to bringing peace and for supporting the army as required.
“I felicitate with the officers, soldiers and their families on the occasion of this year’s Christmas and New Year 2018 Celebrations. Christmas is an occasion for merriment, relaxation and reflections.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )