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Governor Wamakko Of Sokoto Releases Pigeons To Commemorate Armed Forces Remembrance Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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The annual Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance day which is set aside to remember the nation’s war veterans took place today, Thursday January 15, 2015 with a special ceremony in the Federal Capital Territory.

President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate president David Mark, and other dignitaries were present at the commemoration ceremony.

Equally, various states including Sokoto, Nasaraa, Lagos, and Abuja commemorated the day in significant ways according to Channels reports.

March pasts were conducted after which prominent Nigerians laid wreaths on the tombs of departed Nigerian soldiers.

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state released pigeons in the air in remembrance of the fallen patriotic military personnel who died in service while combating the Boko Haram insurgents.

Below are some photos:

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state releasing pigeons to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces remembrance day in Sokoto today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state releasing pigeons to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces remembrance day in Sokoto today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
President Goodluck Jonathan signing the 2015 Armed Forces remembrance day register today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
President Goodluck Jonathan signing the 2015 Armed Forces remembrance day register today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Lagos today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Lagos today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Vice president  Namadi Sambo laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Vice president Namadi Sambo laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
President  Goodluck Jonathan laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
President Goodluck Jonathan laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Senate president  David Mark laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
Senate president David Mark laying wreath to commemorate 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)
2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja today, Thursday, January 15, 2015. (Photo Credit: NAN)

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