Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Monday led dignitaries in the laying of wreaths in memory of Nigerian soldiers who died during the World War and the Nigerian civil war, to mark the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the occasion was marked with a special parade by soldiers from the 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army in Birnin Kebbi as well as veterans of the war.
Other personalities who laid wreaths included the Commanding Officer, 1 Battalion, Maj. Wilson Anyama, Commissioner of Police Kabiru Ahmed and Emir of Gwandu, represented by Haliru Sa’ad.
Similarly, the acting Chairman, State Legionnaires, Umaru Ambursa and ALGON Chairman, Suleiman Kardi, also laid wreaths and the usual 21 gun salute was also observed by the soldiers.
NAN reports that a bird, named, Burutu, also a sergeant, representing the symbol of the 1 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Birnin Kebbi participated in the parade.
Ambursa commended dignitaries and well wishers who celebrated the armed forces remembrance day, stressing that the N21 million realised at the launch of the Emblem Appeal Fund had improved the welfare of the war veterans.