President Muhammadu Buhari has 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 solemn event was held at the National Arcade, opposite Eagles Square, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.
Apart from the 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 pigeons to represent peace and signing of the anniversary register among others.