AHMED MARI,, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army is mark Nigerian Army Day 2018 in Monguno northern Borno state to consolidate on the success gained in the war against insurgency in the Northeast Nigeria and the restoration of peace back to the region.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said: “The Nigerian Army will mark this year’s Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) from 29 June – 7 July 2018 at Monguno Borno State..
“The theme of this year’s Army Day Celebration is “The Nigerian Army and National Security: A Panacea for Nigeria’s Economic Development”. .”The activities to mark the NADCEL 2018 will kick off on Friday 29th June 2018 with press conference by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at Maiduguri,” the statement added.
Other activities to mark the celebration according to the statement, includes Juma’at prayers on Friday 29th June 2018 at all the Nigerian Army formation headquarters nationwide and Interdenominational Church Service on Sunday 1st July 2018 at all formations and units of the Army.
General Chukwu also said: “There will be a sanitation exercise on 30 June 2018 at Gudumbali and other selected locations in Borno State. Also, there will be free medical outreaches in some selected locations during the celebration.”
The statement further stated that the celebration will feature military equipment exhibition and mini trade fair at Monguno, adding that the grand finale of NADCEL 2018 will be Chief of Army Staff’s address to troops and decoration of troops with medals.
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