Nigeria Honours Fallen Heroes as 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Climaxes

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By Lawrence Audu

The 2020 Armed Force Remembrance Day Celebrations have climaxed nationwide with President Muhammadu Buhari honouring the memories of Nigeria’s fallen heroes at the National Arcade, Abuja.

January 15 is set aside annually to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world.

The day also celebrates the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered some form of deprivation, owing to their experience while on the battlefront.

This year’s celebration is significant because it marks 50 years after the surrender of Biafra troops to the Federal troops which signalled the end of the Nigerian civil war that lasted from 1967 to 1970.

High points of the event was the laying of wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldier by President Muhammadu Buhari, Services Chiefs and the Leadership of the National Assembly.

Also in attendance were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Muhammed.

The sober event calls for improved welfare for service personnel and their families, those departed as well as retired.

 

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