The Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) is a day the country honors fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives one way or another for the good of the Nation. This holds today, 15 January, 2020, Gistcandy reports.
We remember those who continue to fight and lay down their lives to maintain the territorial integrity of the Nation. This is for peace to reign through the various United Nations peace support operations and Internal Security Operations.
Speaking on Sunday, 12 January at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Church Service at the National Christian Centre in Abuja was the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. He commended the military for keeping the country safe and preserving it for future generation.
The VP also said “ We thank you for your faithfulness to the nation and pray God to continue to bless and protect you. Their labor will never be in vain”.
Military personnel from the Airforce, Army, Navy and the Nigerian Legion, alongside the National and State political leaderships. All met at the National Cenotaph and cenotaph of the 36 states of the Federation.
Reacting to the news are twitter users who have the following to say about it:
Today, we remember the brave men & women who paid the ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives so we can all be free.
— adeDamola (@da_moxy) January 15, 2020
Ur death is the most painful death I’ve ever witnessed in my life bro 💔 😭 I miss you badly my friend. You’ll forever be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers 🙏🏻May Allah SWT accept your Shahada and grant you the highest Jannah 😭 🙏#ArmedForcesRemembranceDay pic.twitter.com/aXmeJjlrcv
— I Z A L A (@el_uthmaan) January 15, 2020
As always, I remember our fallen heroes who gave their lives for our nation. I remain grateful and indebted for their service and sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends. May their sacrifices never be in vain. #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 15, 2020
Today, we honour our fallen heroes. Even more so, we remember our men and women of our armed forces who tirelessly risk and even lose their lives daily to ensure our sovereignty is protected. We will never forget. #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) January 15, 2020
Ranked by the Global Terroism Index as the third most terrorised country, after Iraq and Afghanistan is Nigeria. Faced with attacks from Boko Haram, the notorious herdsmen and other criminal elements are these men and women.
Those who arrive home have some physical and mental scars of war faced as they are not the same anymore. They confronted death, saw their colleagues die before their eyes and could do nothing.