Buhari-led Government had announced to pay the gratuities Of 103 ex-Biafran soldiers, who were granted a presidential pardon. This was made to felicitate the Armed Forces Day Celebration, that was held today in Abuja.
General Salihi Magashi, Nigeria minister of defense revealed that 103 ex-soldiers, that would be paid gratuities and wither benefits were part of the soldiers that fought in the Biafra war, first and second civil war, and others that ended about 51 years ago.
Speaking during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day also stated that the number of soldiers that fought in the war was more than 103, but most of these soldiers have died, today’s celebration was held to honor our past and fallen heroes, who made a huge sacrifice with their lives, declaring war against terrorism on our dear fatherland. The relatives and families of our heroes will be honored and respected.
The decision made by Buhari to pay the gratuities of 103 ex-Biafran soldiers, is to depict the sacrificial, selfless, life lived by these great men. 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration will forever be remembered in our hearts.
This will also help to motivate, enhance and lift the spirits of our troops that are still in service, to stand up for their father’s land and protect it against terrorism, invasion, security challenges, and others.