Photos and video from Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Nigeria has set aside January 15 of every year as a day to remember men and women of the Nigerian military who lost their lives during the ugly Nigeria Civil War that lasted from 1967 to 1970.

Between one to three million people are estimated to have died during the Nigeria-Biafra war including women and children who died from hunger and disease.

The Igbos suffered the majority of the causalities and other losses from the war including money and infrastructure.

The war began 6th July 1967 and ended January 15, 1970, so the date (January 15) was set aside as a day to remember the fallen heroes of the war.

Check out some photos from the 2021 Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony:

White doves are released by the President and state governors as part of the ceremony. Image credit – Bashir Ahmad/Twitter
Soldiers parade with Nigeria’s Chief Commander of the Armed Forces – General Muhammadu Buhari. Image Credit – Bayo Omoboriowo
General Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo arrive the ceremony ground. Image Credit – Femi Gbajabiamila/Twitter
President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari lays wreaths in respect of the fallen soldiers. Image Credit – Bayo Omoboriowo
Army boots and caps representing the fallen soldiers. Image credit – Bashir Ahmad/Twitter

The pigeons refused to fly:

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