- A religious group has called on Nigerians to join hands to pray for the leadership of the military and troops
- The group also called for prayers for all heads of security agencies across Nigeria
- According to the group, the prayers will put all the plans of those who have sold their souls to the devil
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The National Inter-Faith Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for the military leadership and troops combating insurgency and all forms of insecurity across states of the country.
The group in a statement on Tuesday, July 14, said the prayers by citizens would help the Nigerian military and other security agencies to defeat remnants of terrorists, bandits and all other criminal elements and their sponsors in the country.
Signed by the national coordinator of NIFROP, Bishop Sunday Garuba, the statement said Nigerians must unite in prayer at this critical period.
Bishop Garuba said the recently launched Operation Sahel Sanity by the Nigerian army is another testament of the current administration's commitment to securing the lives and properties of citizens.
Two clerics of NIFROP discussing. Photo credit: Chukwu Ekezie
"We are calling on all Nigerians to embark on a special fasting programme for the Muhammadu Buhari administration and our troops involved in military operations across the country," Bishop Garuba said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that NIFROP said it will begin prayers for the troops of the Nigerian army as they fight insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria.
The group declaring an “hour of victory” for the Nigerian army in its final clearance operation against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists urged the troops on the frontlines to step up their game and deliver the final onslaught against the groups.
In a related development, the Arewa Youth Security Network (AYSN) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian army's newly launched Operation Sahel Sanity.
The youth group said the recently established army operation is already recording various successes.
In a statement signed by AYSN secretary-general, JImoh Jibrin, on Tuesday, July 14, the northern group also expressed confidence in the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for the initiative.
Legit.ng previously reported that some soldiers in the frontline of the fight against insurgency have said they are motivated to end the war on terrorism in the northeast.
The soldiers said they are motivated to fight terrorism and all forms of violent crimes in the country.
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