Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov. Lalong lays wreath to honour fallen heroes


Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov. Lalong lays wreath to honour fallen heroes

Story from Yakubu VENTIM, Jos

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has laid a wreath on the foot of Nigerian fallen heroes, while urging citizens to honour the sacrifices made by personnel of the Nigerian Army.

The Governor paid tribute to Nigerian fallen heroes who have made sacrifices for the unity, peace and stability of the country, and admonished all citizens to honour their courage by living in peace with one another and exposing criminals.

Lalong stated this during the laying of wreaths to commemorate the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the tomb of the unknown soldier, Joseph Gomwalk Secretariat, Jos.

While speaking to journalists, Lalong said Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies have made great sacrifices not only to keep Nigeria united, but also ensure that its territorial integrity is kept intact.

The Governor said Nigeria has in recent years been confronted with internal security challenges, which are compounded by lack of harmony and tolerance among citizens which has further stretched the security architecture.

He also said unless Nigerians deliberately work towards building a peaceful society by respecting one another, obeying the rule of law and exposing criminals, the security challenges will not be resolved because the capacity of the security agencies will continue to be overstretched.

Lalong said the security agencies have continued to do their best to confront the challenges and must be supported by all Nigerians in order to motivate them to put in their best to make further sacrifices.

He later appealed to Nigerians to be generous towards the families of fallen heroes as well as retired soldiers who are battling with many health challenges and carrying responsibilities of dependants.

Similarly, Deputy Governor of Plateau State Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Speaker Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda, Acting Chief Judge David Mann, GOC 3rd Amoured Division Gen. Ali and other dignitaries laid wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes.


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