A picture of troops of the Nigerian army holding an Easter service in Sambisa forest has surfaced on social media.
The forest is the stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state. It is referred to as the headquarters of the sect.
All men, with no wives, children around them, the soldiers — a family of necessity — gathered under a tree to hold their service.
While one of them led, others sat on logs of wood, listening to the sermon.
For a lectern, four pieces of sticks stand, supported underneath by stones and sand. On the top is another puzzle of sticks, decorated with some fruits
‘WELL DONE MY HEROES’— NIGERIANS CELEBRATE THEM ON TWITTER
As the picture got to many, Nigerians took to Twitter to appreciate and pray for the gallant men risking their lives in the heart of insurgency to protect the rest of the populace.
— EUSTACE NJOKU N (@NjokuEustace) April 2, 2018
Easter Monday Service In Sambisa today, what an heartwarming! a very deep one! God bless our gallant souldiers.
Kudos to our Army https://t.cryo/Hugf4F5rSU pic.twitter.com/MMhv9Xwq69
— Abiodun Collins (@etccollins48) April 2, 2018
— Guts Over Fear (@Ugo_S_god) April 2, 2018
This service took place in Sambisa Forest by the gallant Nigerian troop to mark Easter Monday. Pray for them as they lay their lives for the survival of Nigeria and Nigerians.
Photo Credit: Usman Chindo
— Critical Times News (@CTimesNews) April 3, 2018