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Stop treating civilians like animals – Catholic prelate tells military

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By Emma Chinenye

Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor has called on the Military and other security agencies to be polite in discharging their duties rather than treating civilians like animals.

The Catholic prelate who charged while charging them to be friendly, called on government to provide necessary facilitate that would encourage their services to the nation.

Bishop Ezeokafor disclosed during a Holy Mass to commemorate the 2022 Armed forces Day at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka.

Bishop Ezeokafor said Armed Forces are for missions as they are trained, formed and send out to serve members of the society. It is a serious responsibility that requires serious attention.

“Because they live out their best to serve government and the masses,its important that government of all levels should give them necessary support to make their work successful and happy while carrying out their duties.

” let me remind them that they are serving the public and should be friendly, dispose, polite and stop treating the people like animals.”

He however called for assistance of all the retired members in giving support to the government and the security in general, as well as prayed for the fallen heroes who lost their lives.

On his part, the State’s gov. Willie Obiano stressed the need for Nigerians to show gratitude to the armed forces for dedicating their lives serving the nation.

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Gov. Obiano while saying that the armed forces have paid a great sacrifice for the country and world at large both serving, retired and dead hence the need for the people to always show them love.

Gov. Obiano used the opportunity to appreciate the security agencies in the state for their support and zeal in ensuring absolute peace in the area.

The Executive Chairman Nigeria Legion Anambra State council major General Benedict Agbogu who said that the armed forces were trained to protest lives and property, urged the Federal Government to always listen to the plight of the security personnel who are in the battle line of peace keeping.

The Speaker Anambra state house of Assembly chenna Okafor represented by the Deputy speaker Mr Pascal Agbodike prayed for the armed forces and fallen heroes.

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