Nigeria celebrates Armed Forces Remembrance day
Nigeria on Friday held a celebration mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
The event which took place at Eagle Square Abuja was aimed at celebrating Nigeria’s fallen heroes and the men who give their all to defend the nation’s peace and sovereignty.
Globally, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 every year and it is known as the armistice day, commemorating the end of the first World War.
But, with the formal end of the Nigerian Civil War following the surrender of the Biafran secessionists on January 15, 1970, the date was changed to mark the restoration of Nigeria’s unity.
The event which kicked-off after the arrival of the President, Muhammadu Buhari also saw the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
Others include President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, leaders of the Legislature and Judiciary and other top Nigerian leaders.
The Service Chiefs were also present to pay respect to the nation’s heroes.
Below are some pictures from the event.