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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governors and others remember fallen soldiers

On Monday, 15th January 2024, President Bola Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas participated in laying wreaths at the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day to honor Nigerian military personnel who lost their lives in the line of dutyApart from governors, key political figures in the country, including Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), extended sincere tributes to the fallen heroes.

Obi, the former Anambra governor and the LP’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, praised the commitment of military personnel to ensuring a secure Nigeria.

“On this Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I unite with fellow Nigerians in recognizing the sacrifices made by our military men and women, who willingly endure untold hardships to uphold peace and security within our borders,” he conveyed on his X account early Monday.

Today, we encourage them to stand resolute in their determination to confront the challenges of insecurity that currently afflict our nation.

We especially honor our fallen heroes, acknowledging their ultimate sacrifice in defending the peace, unity, and territorial integrity of our dear nation.

Gratitude and respect are extended for their heroic deeds, accompanied by expressions of love and support to their bereaved families.

Great nations are forged by leaders, citizens, and the guardians of freedom—the military.Our nation’s story remains incomplete without recognizing their brave sacrifices, which take them away from the comfort of their homes and the embrace of loved ones.

“As our country navigates through daunting times in its battle against terrorism, violence, crime, and various insecurities, we stand firmly in support and solidarity with our military personnel.

We urge them not to lose heart, even when they feel stretched by the demands of war.May this day reignite their love, zeal, and courage to persist in their endeavors for a peaceful and crime-free Nigeria.

As leaders, let us ensure that the welfare of our armed forces and their families is well looked after as they graciously serve our nation.”

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