Chaplain of Maimalari Cantonment, Lt. Col. Cosmas Nwankpa has said that killing of Boko Haram terrorists is not considered a sin against God.
Nwankpa said this while delivering a sermon with the theme: “Our Fallen Heroes” at an inter-denominational service in Maiduguri on Sunday, an event which marks this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
According to him, the instruction in one of the ten commandment that ‘thou shall not kill,’ is excused in warfare and no Christian should feel he has broken the Lord’s commandment when he is called upon to kill at warfront.
He said: “The commandment ‘thou shall not kill’ does not apply to Boko Haram, your conscience should not prick you when you kill them, it is even a sin to spare them and allow them to perpetuate doom on the people and the nation.”
He referred to soldiering as the noblest of all professions, asking, “what is nobler than dying or laying down ones life for a country?.”
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