The Nigerian army on Friday protects Muslims who came out to attend Jumuat service in the mosque, Newz NG reports.
According to reports gathered by Newz NG, many residents of Gajiram were apprehensive and reluctant to attend Jumuat service following reports of terrorists plan to attack /invade Gajiram town.
On receipt of the information/report, the Commander Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD)/Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major-General AB Biu, directed his Artillery Brigade, Brigadier commander-Brig Gen JAL Jimoh, to move to Gajiram and reassure residents of the town of Army’s readiness to protect them and their properties in Gajigaram and its surrounding areas, Newz NG learnt.
While in the community (Gajiram), Brig Gen Jimoh, urged them to go about their normal activities and legitimate businesses peacefully, without any fear.Consequently, there was large turn-out of the residents for the Jumuat prayer with Brig Gen JAL Jimoh, and other Muslim officers and soldiers in attendance. Including the Commander of the Chadian troops under the MNJTF.
The prayers was hitch-free. Brig Gen Jimoh through a Kanuri interpreter addressed the people, reassured them of their safety.
He solicited for the support and cooperation of the community by providing credible information on the movements and activities of the fleeing criminals.