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Former leader wants support for military against insurgency

01 December 2014, 10:10

Abuja - Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has called on Nigerians to support the Armed Forces in their fight against insurgency in the country.

Gowon made the call on Sunday at the Church of Nigeria’s end of year thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Abuja.

He said recent happenings in the country indicated that the insurgents were not after Christians alone, stressing that all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethno-religious backgrounds, are potential targets.

Gowon expressed confidence that the military would overcome the insurgents and restore peace to the conflict-ravaged communities.

Also read: Suspected Boko Haram militants raid northern Christian town

In his remark, former Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, frowned at Nigeria’s over dependence on its oil and gas resources.

He said apart from the consequences of Nigeria’s over- reliance on oil money for development, the trend was causing disunity among Nigerians.

Akinola noted that a country where oil money was the principal foreign exchange earner was dangerous for the future and development of the economy.

He said God would never hesitate to make provisions for His own work, so Christians should put Him first in all that they did.



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