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Monday, January 15, 2018

Nigerian Facebook User Recalls Fallen Heroes Today, Say Why

A Nigerian man with the name Felix Azubuike Ibekwe on FB believes Nigeria as a country are not honoring our fallen heroes well enough, according to him:

"Every 15th January has been set aside for the remembering of our fallen heroes who dedicated their lives in one way or the other both for this country Nigeria and other foreign countries. I wish the Government can look inwardly and appreciate this day and beyond. This "Heroes" are also born of human not of animal. Many says we hate soldiers but to be frank with you out there, the same people who hate soldiers are this same set of people who rans to them in times of physical protection though GOD almighty is the protector of all. God bless you all as you join us in the remembrances today 15th January 2018. May their souls rest in peace amen".
Though, January 15th is a day most people remember for the 1966 Nigerian coup d'état that began on January 15, 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.

The coup plotters attacked the cities of Kaduna, Ibadan, and Lagos while also blockading the Niger and Benue River within a two-day span of time before the coup plotters were subdued. 

The General Officer Commanding, of the Nigerian Army, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi then used the coup as a pretext to annex power, ending Nigeria's nascent democracy. It was one of the events that led to the Nigerian Civil War.

And indeed is a day to historic enough to remember those who gave up their lives serving the nation and is so painful that the fallen heroes are mostly forgotten since they are dead and gone.

What's your take about his opinion, kindly drop your comments? .

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