On Friday, January 15, Nigeria marks the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD), to honour the memory of Nigeria's fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives to keep the people safe.
It is also to honour the serving heroes who continue to risk their lives daily to fight and maintain the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
As the country commemorates this year's AFRD, Nigerians and supporters of the military have shown their support and solidarity.
Wreath-laying ceremonies took place in various states across the country as well as in Abuja, the nation's capital to commemorate the event with military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force in attendance.
During the ceremonies, the president, governors, other top government officials lay wreaths in honour of Nigerian soldiers who died on active duty.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other top officials were in attendance at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Parade which was held at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
Others present include service chiefs, the president of the Nigerian Senate Dr. Ahmad Lawan and speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu attended the parade and laying of wreaths ceremony at Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Akure.
Akeredolu also presented the sum of N9.8m to widows and dependents of the fallen heroes.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola along with other state dignitaries attended the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Parade at Osogbo.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian presidency on Thursday, January 14, published a checklist of its security achievements to date to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
A statement released by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the year 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day provides an opportunity for the government to chronicle the landmark achievements by the military in tackling security challenges in the land.
In terms of internal security, the statement says Boko Haram is much weaker today than in 2015 and territories controlled by terrorists have now been regained.
Similarly, many Nigerians took to Twitter to honour frontline troops who are making sacrifices for the country and engaging criminal elements across the country.
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.
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