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Eid el Kabir: COAS Observes Eid Prayers At Front Lines

By Gabriel Atumeyi

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has performed this year’s Eid-El Kabir prayers with troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) at the 212 parade ground in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

This was contained in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to Onyema Nwachukwu, “Lieutenant General Yahaya observed the prayers along with Principal Staff Officers from Army Headquarters, officers and soldiers of Theatre Command OPHK.

“Delivering the EID sermon, the Acting Deputy Director Islamic Affairs 7 Division, Captain Mohammed Babangida prayed for peace and security of the nation.

“He made supplications to Allah for mercy, guidance and divine protection for the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and all members of the Armed Forces, especially in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other security challenges in the country.” The statement further said

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