- Echoes from this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day continues to reverberate across the nation
- A strong voice in Nigeria's political sphere, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called for the improvement of Nigerian troops welfare
- The former Imo state governor and now senator commended the officers and men of the armed forces for their loyalty and sacrifice to the nation
Former Imo state governor and senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha has called on the federal government to do more to improve the welfare of Nigeran troops in the frontline.
Okorocha made the submission in a statement sent to journalists on Monday, January 13 and signed by his media aide, Mr Ahmed Mustafa, in commemoration of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations.
He commended the armed forces and called on the federal government to do more in repaying the officers and men for their loyalty and sacrifice to the nation.
“We owe a lot to the armed forces and we must constantly look for ways to repay them for their loyalty and commitment to keeping us safe and unity as a country.
“The government has done a lot for the armed forces and we commend them for that but there is a lot more still to be done.
“The only reason why we sit comfortably in our homes is because of the sacrifices that they make on a daily basis,” Okorocha said.
He added that: “Our fallen heroes left family behind and it behoves on us to remember them at all times.”
The senator praised the valour of the armed forces in kicking back Boko Haram, calling on support for the troops to rid the nation of terrorists and other criminal elements nationwide.
Meanwhile, the Borno command of the Nigerian Police Force has been thrown into mourning after the loss of three of its officers during an encounter with the Boko Haram terrorists in the state.
The gallant officers, who were men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, were killed after a fierce battle with the insurgents at Kundori village in Konduga local government area of Borno state.
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