Tribute : In Honour of the Fallen.

Nearly 4,000 Service members have died military campaign against the deadliest terrorist group in the world. Defense Nigeria shows respect for those who fought and paid the ultimate price in defense of Nigeria.

 

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The casket of a Nigerian soldier is transferred for a funeral service.
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The body of a service man is flown in via a C-130 Hercules arrives at a Nigerian Air Force Base.
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The president takes part in a solemn process: the writ laying ceremony of the Fallen at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
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The president takes part in a solemn process: the wreath laying ceremony of the Fallen at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
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The president takes part in a solemn process: the wreath laying ceremony of the Fallen at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

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Funeral oration of seven soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists
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Funeral oration of seven soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists
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Funeral oration of seven soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists

The death of Mohammed Ali was a serious blow to the Nigerian army, and to the nation as a whole. Mohammed Ali was one of the most intelligent and tactical Army officers. On the 6th of November 2016, at about 10:00 pm, Boko Haram terrorists attacked a 119 Battalion Nigerian army formation at Mallam Fatori in the northern axis of Borno state. The troops fought gallantry and repelled the attack, killing 14 Boko Haram terrorists. Unfortunately one of the four killed in action was Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu Ali, the CommandervOfficer 272 Task Force Tank Battalion.

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Lt Colonel Mohammed Abu Ali receiving an award for bravery and gallantry by the Nigerian army Chief of Staff Tukur Buratia.
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The body of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu Ali arrives by an airforce Eurocopter helicopter.

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Former Minister of State for Defence, Mrs. Olusola Obada, caused a stir when she slumped at the celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja.

 

The Labour of our immaculate heroes shall not be in vain. Posterity will never forget you.

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