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Today, President Muhammadu Buhari led top government officials and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the nation’s fallen heroes.

The event was the traditional laying of wreath marking the end of activities in the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day which started with the launching of the remembrance emblem last year.

President Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammadu, led the nation’s security chiefs to lay wreath in honour of the fallen heroes

The honorary event was held at the National Arcade, opposite Eagles Square, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.

Asides laying of wreath, the event featured special prayer sessions for living and fallen heroes; a minute silence in honour of fallen heroes; gun salute; release of doves to represent peace and signing of the anniversary register among others.

Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a day set aside for sober reflections on the significance of the armed forces to the country and to pay tribute to servicemen and veterans.

Globally November 11 is the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration day, it is known as the armistice day, commemorating the end of the first World War.

The formal end of 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.

Here are some photos from the event;

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