Armed Forces: Akwa Ibom gov Eno salutes fallen heroes

Akwa Ibom state governor Pastor Umo Eno has saluted all the fallen heroes of the Nigerian Armed Forces for the supreme sacrifices they made for the country.

He saluted them Friday during the emblem launch to mark the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Uyo.

Eno, represented by his deputy, Sen. Akon Eyakenyi, said the fallen heroes put their lives on the line to make the nation “one indivisible entity” and also ensured the territorial integrity of the country.

“The remembrance of our fallen heroes today becomes imperative because a lot of people put their lives on the line and went through excruciating ordeals all for the safety of the nation.

“In recent times, we have relied on our armed forces to tame militancy, terrorism and banditry in our nation, in other words we still have a united and indivisible nation till today and it is as a result of the sacrificial works of our armed forces.

“For me, this is the least we can do in acknowledgment of all the sacrifices they made for the collective good of Nigerians”

He appreciated the federal government for setting aside every January 15, to celebrate all the armed forces men and women who lost their lives while on duty to secure the nation.

The governor called on all well-to-do Nigerians, non- governmental organisations and other corporate entities to support the families of the fallen heroes for them to live a better life.

On his part, the chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Comrade Joseph Esu, appealed to the non-state actors waging war against the nation to desist and allow dialogue to prevail if their agitations were genuine