Nigerians pray for fallen heroes

Aliyu Othman, Abuja


A Special Jummaat Prayers has been held in honour of Nigerian fallen heroes in Abuja National Mosque and around the country.

The Prayers led by the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque Dr. Muhammad Kabir Adamu prayed for the repose of the fallen heroes who fought in the various wars and conflict zones in Nigeria and around the World.

The Chief Imam also prayed for the military in their fight against Boko Haram and other insecurity challenges in Nigeria.

The Nigerian military over the years participated in various peacekeeping operations around the world that led to the restoration of peace and independence of countries like Zimbabwe, Congo, the fall of Apartheid regime in South Africa and peace restoration in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau among others.

The prayer session was attended by the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Ministers of Defence, General Manir Ali DanAli, FCT Muhammad Bello Musa, Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, top military officers, members of the diplomatic corps and many muslims.

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations will continue with the Christians Special Church Service on Sunday and the laying of wreath at the National Arcade in Abuja next week Friday January 15, as ways of remembering Nigeria’s fallen heroes and their families.