Armed Forces Day: Gov' Shettima, GOC 7 Div' pray for slain soldiers
Armed Forces Day: Shettima, GOC 7 Div pray for slain soldiersBy BloggerBorno state governor, Kashim Shettima, and the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Ibrahim Yusuf on Friday, led troops and retired soldiers in prayers to commemorate the 2018 armed forces Remembrance Day.Hundreds of soldiers gathered at the central mosque of MaiMalari Cantonment, the headquarters of the 7 Division Nigeria army, Maiduguri, where prayers was offered for the repose of all deceased soldiers who died in defence of the country.Special supplication was also offered for the safety of all troops fighting on the front-line.The Chief Imam of the 7 Division, Colonel Usman Musa, in a special sermon reminded the congregation of the inevitability of death. He said every living human must taste death and "it doesn't matter whether one is a soldier or a civilian"."Let us remember and be conscious about death; we have to remember death in e everyday of our lives", said Colonel Musa, a deputy director Islamic Affairs."Death should not be remembered only at the end of the year or by January of every year. We must always have it in our minds that it comes at anytime and to every human."We must continue to do deeds that will not lead us in transgressing against our lord,"We should all engage in deeds that will prepare us to meet our lord when death comes unannounced", he sermonised.