In what appears to be a spirit of defeat, the Nigerian Army under the auspices of the special military task force on Sunday held a special prayer service for Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram.
The terrorists have upped the ante lately leading to killings of dozens of soldiers while many soldiers escaped. They have also consolidated their hold on some villages and seizing some more while farmlands and markets routes have been deserted in the Borno and Yobe, which still remained epicentre of terrorist attacks.
According to the Army, the enemies of peace will be disgraced and flushed out of the North East, Plateau State and Nigeria in general.
The terrorists attacks in Plateau State have been linked to herdsnen with accusation of federal government complicity and laxity.
The taskforce also known as ‘Operation Safe Haven’, said the successes attained in restoring peace in the hitherto, troubled Plateau state can be attributed to the gains of prayer, said the Commander of the task force, Major General Augustine Agundu.
Maj. Gen. Agundu, who spoke during an annual harvest thanksgiving service and fund raising of the ‘Operation Safe Haven’, held at the Divine Grace Chapel, also warned trouble shooters to relocate from the state or they will be dealt with.
“We are here today is a testimony of the fingers of God and by the grace of God we shall experience total peace; we should imbibe the spirit of forgiveness which in turn brings healing,” the general stated.. The army boss thanked officers and men of the command for their untiring efforts in ensuring that peace is restored in all their area of operation.
Also at the service, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Danladi Atu, said if not for God, the state would have been engulfed by crisis.
“What we are witnessing today on the Plateau is a product of prayer and hard work; we shall join hands with the task force to fight the enemies of Plateau state. This event has blessings for everybody as we continue to preach peace,” Gov. Lalong said.