Armed Forces has set aside 15th of January every year as Remembrance Day of its fallen heroes.
Dandal Kura Radio International observed the sacrifices of soldiers braving harsh desert conditions and battling Islamic State fighters in Malam Fatori one of the farthest Nigerian towns and military outposts aside other locations in the zone.
Troops in Malam Fatori, a strategic border town, have continued to push back and resist persistent attacks from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters employing various types of weapons such as improvised explosive devices, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and gun trucks.
It could be recalled that Lieutenant Colonel Abu Ali, Commanding Officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion, was killed in action around on November 4,2016 in Mallam Fatori.
Troops, however, continue to brave these elements and the risks associated with the closeness of their position to Lake Islands inhabited by ISWAP. The Air Task Force has conducted regular airstrikes on insurgents’ positions in the general area.
In a related development Borno state governor professor Babagana Umara Zulum represented by his deputy Umar Usman Kadafur commended the sacrifice, resilient, patriotism and loyalty of men and women of Nigeria Military in fight against terror activities to ensure stability and sovereignty of Nigeria.
Zulum made the commendation at the Ramat Square Maiduguri today where he said Borno state government has donated sum of ten million Naira to address plight of Nigeria Legion.
Members of Borno state executive council equally donated sum of two point five million-naira, other political appointees such as Senior special advisers donated two hundred thousand naira.
Theatre commander Operation Lafiya Dole also donated the sum five hundred thousand Naira while General Officer Commanding 7 division Nigeria Army contributed the sum of two hundred thousand Naira to support the members of Nigeria Legion.