Nigeria Honours Fallen Heroes On Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Channels Television  
Updated January 15, 2018

Nigeria on Monday marked the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, an annual event to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world.

The day is also to celebrate the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered deprivations owing to their experiences while on the battlefront.

It started as an event to honour first and Second World War veterans in all commonwealth countries.

It is held on January 15th of every year to mark the surrender of Biafra troops to the Federal troops which signalled the end of the Nigerian civil war that lasted from 1967 to 1970.

Officials of the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and the Nigerian legion converge in different centres across the nation to celebrate the day with parades.

In Abuja, the nation’s capital, the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Services Chiefs, Leadership of the National Assembly, judiciary and members of the diplomatic corps are expected at the Remembrance Arcade in Abuja