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Buhari, Osinbajo, others honour military fallen, living heroes

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Buhari also signed the anniversary register and released the ceremonial pigeon as a symbol of national peace.

President Muhammadu Buhari celebrating dead and living heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day (Thisday)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, led the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, members of National Assembly, service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the nation’s fallen and living heroes.

The event, which involved laying of wreaths at the National Arcade in Abuja, was the climax of the main activities lined up to celebrate the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFRDC).

First to lay the wreath was the President, followed by the Vice President, the Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives and Chief Justice of Nigeria.

In another order, the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi and his Federal Capital Territory counterpart, Malam Mohammed Bello, laid the wreaths.

Thereafter, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor; the Chiefs of Army, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, performed the exercise.

Other dignitaries, who also performed the wreath-laying ceremony are members of the diplomatic corps and their representatives as well as Nigerian Legion and widows of late officer/soldiers represented by Hajia Aisha Lemu.

Buhari, thereafter, signed the anniversary register and released the ceremonial pigeon as a symbol of national peace.

The celebration started with series of activities including Jumma’at prayer on Jan. 7, at National Mosque and Interdenominational Christian service on Jan. 9.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that AFRDC is celebrated globally to recognise and appreciate the sacrifices made by their citizens for the cause of peace.

In Nigeria, Jan. 15, is set aside annually to honour fallen heroes who laid down their lives in service to humanity during the first and second world wars, Nigerian civil war, peace support and various internal security operations.

The event is also used to honour veterans still alive and as a medium for soliciting financial, moral and material support for the families of the fallen heroes.

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