Boko Haram Will Be Defeated If Soldiers Surrender To God - Army Priest
For over 8 years Boko Haram terrorists have campaigned for an Islamic State in the northeast of Nigeria, with focus also on ending Western Education in the region.
The military has waged war against the group to contain their activities and chase them out of the region.
But members of the group still attack villages, detonate explosive devices, using suicide bombers and even attack military convoy, taking hold of some officials.
But a Deputy Chaplain of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Reverend Ayuba Usman, is predicting that an end of the Boko Haram insurgency is near.
Surrender To The Will Of God
According to him, the military would soon record resounding victory over the insurgents, but there is something the army must do to win.
Usman, a Major in the army, made the predication while delivering a sermon at an inter-denominational service to mark the 2017 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADEL) in Maiduguri.
“This is the year of victory as the end of the enemy has come. Our time of victory has come,” he said.
Usman urged officers and men of the Nigerian Army to surrender their lives to God for the victory to manifest.
“The officers and men of the Nigerian Army must return to God for the victory to take place.
“They must return to God just like Joshua did in the Bible,” he added.
Quoting from the Bible, Usman pointed out that Joshua conquered Jericho without firing a single shot; but by the power of God.
“The walls of Jericho collapsed and gave victory to Joshua by the power of God.
“The walls of Boko Haram will soon collapse if the Nigerian Army surrenders itself to the will of God,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that during the service prayers were offered for the peace and progress of the nation.
Prayers were also offered for fallen soldiers who died in the service of the nation.