The group which is a branch of Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN) has tagged this year’s event ‘Support For The Wounded Warriors’ to shore up love, support and prayers for the military in the daunting task of defeating the Boko Haram terrorists.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the group’s Secretary Mr. Ken Agala, said this year’s event would feature visitation to the families of soldiers who died fighting terrorists and also visit some of the wounded soldiers.
According to him, “Our soldiers are our symbol of national pride and we must continue to cherish the roles they play by holding fort so that we can live normal lives. While the various moves to rehabilitate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rebuild the North-east is very commendable, I think it’s equally important to keep identifying with and inspiring these great (freedom fighters) men.”
Speaking also at the event, the group Legal Adviser, Mr. Patrick Etim, expressed commendation for the Nigerian armed forces for the efforts made so far, and therefore called on all Nigerians to put aside political affiliations and other form of sentiment and throw their weight behind the nation’s armed forces. He equally frowned at those who make fun of the army when they suffer casualties, stating that it was the highest level of un-patriotism, and should be desist with henceforth.
The event which is billed to take place on December 11 will serve as a morale booster to the Nigerian security agencies in the fight against terrorism and other crimes militating against the unity and development of Nigeria.