President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military and a host of others on Wednesday converged to mark the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, officials of the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and the Nigerian legion congregated in different centres across the nation to celebrate the day with parades.
However, January 15 has been set aside annually to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world.
The day was packed full with series of events to commemorate the occasion.
The day celebrates the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered some form of deprivation, owing to their experience while on the battlefront.
It also marks the surrender of Biafra troops to the Federal troops which signalled the end of the Nigerian civil war that lasted from 1967 to 1970.
In the nation’s capital, President Buhari, Services Chiefs, the leadership of the National Assembly, judiciary and members of the diplomatic corps paid their respects to the heroes at the Remembrance Arcade in Abuja.