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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: IBB salutes gallant soldiers for breaking Boko Haram

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It is yet another celebration of Armed forces Remembrance Day for our beloved fallen heroes.

The 2017 Remembrance Day comes at a time that our armed forces, military men and women are gaining more ground in the fight against insurgency and conflicts ridden areas of Nigeria.

In  the spirit of this   celebration,  former Military President  of Nigeria,  General  Ibrahim Badamasi  Babangida, felicitates with  the Nigerian armed forces on this  auspicious occasion.

General Babangida, said : “ As  we celebrate the Armed  forces remembrance day, we should  take a  stock of our unique and sacrifices by our men  and women of the armed  forces especially the fallen heroes that paid a  supreme  sacrifices of  maintaining peace not only in our country but beyond the shores of Nigeria. Let  us commend  the recent  effort of  our  gallant military for breaking  the nerve centre of Boko  Haram terrorists.”

The former Military ruler said that recent events  across  the  country on general insecurity and  economic sabotage are  a source  of concern to every well meaning Nigerian. He Said, it is paramount for all political leaders, elder statesmen, traditional rulers and the general society to galvanize the ruptured Nigerian nation.

He said: “In our collective and  individual resolves, we should keep Nigeria’s unity,  irrespective of sectional, religious and cultural leanings. We have to take bold steps to tackle the great challenges of insecurity and distrust to commensurate the sacrifices made  by our  armed security personnel.”

The former Head of State also urged governments at all levels as well as traditional, religious  and opinion leaders  to think “Nigeria’s unity  first,”  guard  their  utterances and formulate  a  common ground of maintaining peace by putting to an end  armed  conflicts, kidnappings, armed banditry among other security challenges.

General Babangida, therefore wished all Nigerians a Happy and prosperous New year 2017 and prayed for continued peace, unity and brotherhood amongst Nigerians.

 

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