President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday presided over the wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
The event started with special prayers for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes and for peace to reign in the country offered by the Director of Army Chaplaincy Services, Commodore R. E. Opwaraji, and Director of Army Islamic Affairs Group Capt. L. I. Lawal.
On arrival at the National Memorial Arcade Abuja, the president inspected the parade by members of the armed forcers and the Nigerian Legion.
The event also witnessed the bigel of the last, a symbolic aspect of the ceremony that reminds veterans of their departed colleagues, and the families of the fallen heroes who had paid the supreme sacrifice.
After the one-minute silence for the fallen heroes, the president laid wreaths at the symbolic tomb of the fallen soldiers.
Those who participated in the wreath-laying were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate Mr Ahmed Lawan represented by Senate Leader Mr Abdullahi Yahaya,
Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN) Mr Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed.
Others were Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi (retired), Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mr Mohammed Musa, Chief of Defence Staff General Gabriel Olanisakin, and Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai.
Others include Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, national chairman of the Nigerian Legion Brigadier-General Jones Akpa, and the representative of widows of the fallen heroes.