The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has maintained that the Nigerian Military will remain steadfast in the fight against insecurity.
Naija News reports that Irabor said this on Monday at a three-day prayer held in honour of Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, who tragically died alongside 10 other military officers when their plane crashed in Kaduna.
President Muhammadu Buhari had declared Monday work-free for members of the armed forces in honour of the victims of the air crash.
He had also directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast from Monday to Wednesday.
Addressing soldiers at the prayer event, the CDS said the spirits of the troops were not dampened in any way.
Irabor urged all to remain steadfast in the discharge of their constitutional mandate.
He said: “Our spirits remain unshakable, immovable.
“I’ll like every officer of the armed forces to remain steadfast because that which we desire to achieve, by way of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians in line with our constitutional mandate, would be achieved.”
Also speaking, Army’s Director of Islamic Affairs, Shehu Mustapha, prayed that God grants the souls of the departed eternal rest.
He also prayed that God will console the families of the deceased officers and grant the country the desired peace and security.
“We use this opportunity to pray for our leaders, for Allah to continue to protect them and give them divine guidance to move the country forward,” he added.
Also in attendance were the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako and chairman, senate committee of the army, Ali Ndume.