Musa Adamu, a Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Army, has been detained for allegedly preaching about Jesus Christ on social media while wearing his service uniform. Adamu, who was born into a Muslim family but later converted to Christianity, used the Facebook name “Aaron Abraham” to deliver his sermons.
Adamu is currently being held at the Eburutu barracks, attached to the 146 Battalion. He has reportedly been in detention for over 45 days and his salary had been stopped six months prior to his arrest. His Facebook preaching activities reportedly led to the blocking of his account for the past ten months.
A colleague of Adamu’s shared with news agents that, “He was born a Muslim but converted. His offence according to the GOC is preaching the gospel on uniform.”
A senior army officer acknowledged Adamu’s detention, stating, “As a soldier, you are expected to be non-partisan and secular at least when in uniform.”
Notably, in 2019, a video of a police officer preaching in uniform on the streets also stirred controversy, highlighting the tension between personal faith and professional duty among Nigeria’s security forces.
SOURCE: Sahara Reporters
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