Soludo Pays Tributes To Servicemen Who Died In Fight Against Insecurity In Anambra
Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra has commended security agencies for their contributions toward ensuring peace in Nigeria and the state in particular.
Soludo made the commendation during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) celebration at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Asks on Sunday.
He said their commitment to national unity and sacrifices could not be quantified adding that they had been crucial stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
The governor said the Army and other security agencies had helped to recover eight local government areas which he said were under siege at the time he assumed office in March 2022 and extended heartfelt condolences to families of personnel who died in the line of duty.
He said his government remained grateful to the departed force men and would support their families to cushion their pains while assuring that ex service men would be made to get the attention they deserved.
He promised continued support of the security agencies towards ensuring the return of peace in Anambra adding that the criminal element would never succeed in bending the will of the people for a peaceful and livable state.
Soludo led top officials of his government and heads of security agencies in Anambra to lay wreathes at the cenotaph in Ekwueme square.
He further performed the symbolic release of pigeons as a sign of peace after which 21 gun salutes were shot in honour of the departed heroes.
Mrs Bestie Ozumba, a widow, laid a wreath on behalf of wives fallen service men.
The event had in attendance the Commandant of 302 Artillery Cantonment Onitsha, Commander of Naval Outpost, Odoekpe, Commissioner of Police, Sector Commander of FRSC, Head of Immigration Services among others.