The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has called on Muslims in the country to pray for the peace and progress of Nigeria.
This is as he pledged that the military would not stop in their effort to ensure peace returns to many parts of the country.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau.
He expressed hope that through the support of Nigerians, insecurity in the country would be surmounted.
It read, “The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, heartily greets members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria as we celebrate Eid-El-Maulud.
“It is an opportunity to thank the Almighty Allah for His blessings, protection, and guidance, especially as He continues to protect us through these difficult and challenging times.
“As a very important segment of the society, the AFN will continue to commit ourselves towards ensuring peace and stability in our country. It is our prayers that through the commitment of all Nigerians the Almighty God will see us through our daunting security challenges.
“The CDS urges all Muslims to pray fervently to Almighty Allah for peace and progress in our country. He wishes us all happy and peaceful celebrations.”
He urged personnel of the military to pray for the unity of the country.
The statement added, “This year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration is an opportunity for members of the AFN to imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed and pray for the unity and progress of our dear nation.”
He, however, pledged the military’s loyalty to the president and the constitution of the country.
Musa said, “The CDS uses this opportunity to once again on behalf of members of the AFN affirm our unalloyed loyalty to the constitutional democracy under His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”