Nigerian Army Detains Soldier for Preaching About Jesus Christ in Uniform

…By for TDPel Media. In a recent incident, the Nigerian Army has reportedly detained one of its soldiers, Musa Adamu, for allegedly preaching about Jesus Christ.

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Born to Muslim parents, Adamu had recently converted to Christianity.

The Army authorities accused him of using social media to preach about his new faith while in service uniform.

Conversion and Preaching:

Musa Adamu, a Lance Corporal with service number 13NA/70/6100, was attached to the Amphibious Training School Personnel (ATSCalabar) unit in Calabar, Cross River State.

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Reports suggest that he embraced Christianity and started preaching under the name “Aaron Abraham” on Facebook.

In a viral video, he urged his followers to repent and turn away from evil while offering prayers for them.

It is noteworthy that he was previously a Muslim before his conversion.

Detention and Salary Suspension:

According to reliable sources, Adamu has been in detention at Eburutu barracks custody under the 146 battalions.

The soldier has reportedly spent over 45 days in custody, during which time his salary was suspended for more than six months.

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His actions, as deemed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), were considered as a violation of military conduct.

Reasons for Detention:

The military source who confirmed Adamu’s identity and situation revealed that the soldier’s offense was preaching the gospel while in uniform, which led to his detention.

His Facebook account, under the name “Aaron Abraham,” was reportedly blocked for over ten months already.

Soldier’s Expected Conduct:

A senior army officer, while confirming Adamu’s detention, emphasized that soldiers in uniform are expected to maintain a non-partisan and secular stance.

The officer pointed out that, regardless of personal beliefs, a soldier should refrain from engaging in religious activities while in uniform.

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Conclusion:

The case of Musa Adamu, the Nigerian soldier detained for preaching about Jesus Christ while in service uniform, highlights the importance of adhering to military conduct and maintaining a non-partisan approach.

While individuals have the right to freedom of religion, the military expects its personnel to separate their personal beliefs from their official duties.

Adamu’s situation serves as a reminder of the importance of upholding the principles of neutrality and professionalism within the Nigerian Army.

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