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Nigerian military in war front deserves prayers, Senator Gyang tells churches

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By Moses Mark

Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly Sen. Istifanus Dung Gyang has urged the Church to continue to pray for the Nigerian military officers deployed to war front to succeed in discharging their constitutional responsibility of securing the citizens.

Sen. Gyang who is also the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence stated this on Saturday in Jos during the funeral of former Director of Military Intelligence, Nigerian Army Late Maj. Gen. Dung Mwanta Chong held on Saturday at Living Faith Church, Bukuru Jos.

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The lawmaker said the Military and all the security agencies deserve prayers of the Church and all Nigerians to enable them succeed in carrying out their constitutional responsibilities effectively.

“I will urge the Church to continue to pray for our Armed Forces especially those deployed to the war front and all the areas they are securing, because the challenges are enormous, so that God will help them to better perform and discharge their constitutional responsibilities which is to secure the citizens”.

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He said he is aware that citizens, especially his constituents are disturbed because of the continuous loss of lives due to attacks and displacement of various communities, but said the church must continue to pray for the military to succeed over the enemies of the nation.

Senator Gyang disclosed that National Assembly has passed a supplementary budget to complement the efforts of the military in the fight against kidnapping, bandits, and terrorism amongst securing challenges that has become a daily occurrence in the county.

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The National Assembly Lawmaker however described the late Maj. Gen. Chong as an accomplished military officer who has displayed immense patriotism and professionalism in the discharge of his duty.

He said on his retirement, the late Military General yielded in service and wealth of experience to the nation as an elder statesman.

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