Today, January 15, is set aside by the Nigerian Government as Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) Celebrations to honour Nigerian fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the good of the nation.
It was formerly marked on 11 November of every year to coincide with the Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations, before it was changed to 15 January in commemoration of the surrender of Biafran troops to the Federal troops on 15 January 1970 thus signaling the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
Nigerians on have taken to different platforms on social media to honour the fallen heroes who lost their lives protecting the country.
See some of the comments on Twitter;
The 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day!
It’s a day to consciously be thankful & prayerful to the men & women of the Nigerian armed forces who lost their lives while protecting the country.
May their souls Rest In Peace!