The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, has said the peace the nation enjoys was paid for with the blood, limbs and sacrifice of military personnel.

Lagbaja made this statement on Thursday at the 2023 COAS Christmas Carol organised to praise and thank God for the outgoing year, held at Mogadishu Cantonment Parade Ground in Abuja.

He said military men and women always stay awake as guardians of the land so that people can sleep at night.

“For our warriors in the frontlines and their families back in our rear units, I must say I quite understand what you feel at this season because I have served in many of our theatres of operations, and I have been away from my family and loved ones.

“In times like this, I understand the loneliness our military families endure and the homesickness our troops in the frontlines battle,” he said.

According to the COAS, the Christmas carol was to sing praises to God, read His words and unite in giving praise and thanks to Him for the outgoing year.

He explained that the season of Christmas is unique in many ways because of what it symbolises.

Nigeria’s peace paid for with blood, limbs, sacrifice of military personnel – COAS

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