August 15, 2018

Ahead 2019 polls, Army bars officers from attending church services outside barracks (SUN)

Ahead 2019 polls, Army bars officers from attending church services outside barracks (SUN)

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has barred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army from attending church services outside the barracks.

The COAS also warned personnel who he said were ‘sympathetic’ to political, religious and ethnic groups to voluntarily retire from service or have themselves to blame.

Gen. Buratai gave the warning at the opening of the chief of army staff first quarter conference holding in Abuja.

He said henceforth no personnel was permitted to attend church services outside the barracks especially when the Army has made provisions for the spiritual needs of its personnel.

The Nigeria Army recognises the Roman Catholic Church, Protestant(Anglican), and Mosques, all of which have heir prayer houses in all its barracks, formations and units across the country. Read more

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