- It's an emotional day for Nigerians who are celebrating the Armed Forces Remembrance Day
- Nigerians are using social media to honour the memory of frontline troops who paid the supreme sacrifice in protecting the nation
- Former Nigerian vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar joined in the tributes via his Twitter page
Many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to honour frontline troops who are making sacrifices for the country and engaging criminal elements across the country.
The country is marking the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, a day set aside to honour the memory of troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Comments monitored on Twitter by Legit.ng show that the significance of the day is not lost on Nigerians and they have used the opportunity to pay their respects to the fallen heroes.
Below are some of the comments on Twitter:
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wrote:
“For all that they had done and continue to do in defence of our lives and territorial integrity, on this #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay, we have every reason to #ThankASoldier. May the souls of our fallen heroes continue to rest in peace.”
Rasheed Atobajaye wrote:
“Thank you for paying the ultimate price just for Nigerians to sleep with our eyes fully closed.”
Abdallah Ayòfe wrote:
“On this day, our gratitude to members of our armed forces should be limitless. I pray for their success now and forever and for the repose of the soul of our fallen heroes.”
Kehinde Fashua wrote:
“To all our gallant troopers, thank you for all you do. Victoria Ascertia!”
Zahrah Shekarau wrote:
“Salute to those who are safeguarding billions of smiles in our country. We remember our fallen heroes today and always.”
Isaiah Adeleke wrote:
“We remember our fallen but not forgotten heroes. Thank y'all for your unabated sacrifices.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to reorganise Nigeria's security architecture in 2021.
The president made the promise in his 2021 new year message to Nigerians on Friday, January 1, adding that the security agencies will be trained adequately on how to engage, push back and dismantle the operations of both internal and external extremist and criminal groups.
In a related development, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has declared that the Nigerian army will shame and disgrace the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021.
Buratai gave the assurance at an event held at his hometown in Biu local government area of Borno state late last year.
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Source: Legit Nigeria