- Army chief, Buratai, has penned down a heartwarming piece to fallen heroes of the Nigeria Army
- Buratai commended the selflessness of the fallen heroes who have paid the supreme price to ensure that Nigeria remains indivisible
- The Army boss also appreciated the courage and appreciated both retired and serving members of the Nigerian Army for their commitment and loyalty
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says the valour and sacrifice of soldiers makes a nation.
In a message on Tuesday, January 15, to honour the fallen heroes on the occasion of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Buratai said only heroes become soldiers.
“Every man is born a hero. It takes a hero to be a soldier. The Soldier Heroes live forever. Their memories never die. Their valour and sacrifice make a nation.
“I commemorate the amazing selflessness of our fallen heroes who have paid the supreme price to ensure that our country remains indivisible,” he said.
Buratai saluted the courage and appreciated both retired and serving members of the Nigerian Army for their commitment and loyalty.
“To the families of our departed colleagues, our love, thoughts and prayers are always with you.
“To the good people of Nigeria, I say thank you for your support and goodwill. May God bless our Armed Forces and the Federal Republic of Nigeria," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Buratai had warned that anyone publishing national security issues could be found guilty of breaching the official secrets act, 1962.
The chief of Army staff gave the warning on Thursday, January 10, when inaugurating the Army 63 Division in Asaba, Delta state and kicking-off of Exercise Python Dance 111 (Egwe-Eke).
Represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major General Jamil Sarham, the Army chief appealed to Nigerians to make efforts to save the country from plans of unpatriotic elements fighting to pull the country down.
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