Irabor said this during an Inter-Denominational Church Services held
at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church to mark Nigerian Army Day
Celebration at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
He said the nation and its military needed to – as part of the Army
day celebration which comes up on July 6 every year – give glory to God
for the victory he has given the country.
He noted that the day was picked for the celebration to mark the
first shot in the Nigerian Civil War, which was fired on July 6, 1967.
General Irabor said, “The Nigerian Army deemed it very necessary to
set aside every 6th of July of every year to give glory to God for the
victory that was brought to our land; through the Nigerian Army.
“As part of the Nigerian Army Day celebration which comes up every
July, 6; this inter-denominational church service was organised. Last
Friday, another service was also organised for the Muslim faithful.
“The significance of this church service was to bring all the
Christian faithful to acknowledge the supremacy of God. Our motto says;
victory is from God. What better opportunity of time do we have than to
come together in his presence to return all the glory to him; it only
stands to reason that we must come together under a single umbrella to
According to Irabor, the Boko Haram war has two dimensions of –
spiritual and professionalism of troops in winning the war that last for
over three years.