Maiduguri Locked Down As Soldiers Celebrate Army Day

Chief of Army Staff

By Tosin Omoniyi

The Nigerian Army will today conclude its annual Army Day celebration which is currently holding in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The public relations unit of 7th Division of the Nigeria Army said on Sunday that the annual celebration, usually held in Abuja, would be held in Maiduguri this year.

It added that the move was aimed at boosting the low morale of the troops serving in the embattled city.




     

     

    Tukur Gusau, a colonel, who spoke on behalf of the division, said in a statement on Sunday said the 2015 celebrations will focus on the theme: “Equipping the Nigerian Army to Enhance Operational Efficiency in Combating Threats to National Security”.

    Reports indicate that the army boss, Kenneth Minima, a general and other top military brass had already arrived in Maiduguri as early as Sunday evening.

    The generals are expected to participate in the concluding events of the celebration, which begun Friday July 3 with prayers offered in mosques.

    The celebration also continued on Sunday with church services at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, Maimalari cantonment.

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