‘We celebrate fallen heroes, troops in theatres of operations’ — Nigerian Army


The Nigerian Army has vowed that it will continue to celebrate officers and men of the Armed Forces in active service for their resilience and resolve to ensure the country is safe and secure.

The Commander, 31 Artillery Brigade, Military Cantonment, Minna, Maj. Gen. Jamiu Abdulmuminu Lawal Jimoh, stated this shortly after the mini-badminton tournament organised as part of the activities to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

Maj. Gen. Jimoh, who is the Chief of Doctrine and Combat Development, explained that the Army will continue to also celebrate the fallen heroes who have made sacrifices and paid the supreme prize for the peaceful co-existence of the country.

“We are celebrating ourselves—those of us who are still living, those who have lost one of their parts, like limbs, and others who have left the Army due to retirement. The essence is mainly to celebrate the Army, both living and dead.

“This is also the time we should celebrate ourselves; even though we are occupied in all theatres of operations, internal security operations and other duties, the success of these operations in various duties is what we are celebrating today,” he said.


He called on officers and men of the Army to put in all their efforts to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians as directed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja.

Also speaking, the Commander, Headquarters 31 Artillery Brigade, Brig. Gen. Hamidu Bobbo, explained that, aside from celebrating the fallen heroes, the competition was basically to bring everyone together to celebrate Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

The highlight of the event was the symbolic presentation of medals to players and trophies to the winners.

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