By Fatima Sadiq
Gombe State deputy governor Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, and other dignitaries have laid wreath in honour of the fallen heroes as part of activities marking the Armed Forces remebrance Day Celebration.
Shortly after performing the wreath laying rites at the Pantami Township Stadium, he explained that the wreath laying tradition is a formal sign of respect towards a particular tribute to the fallen heroes.
Representing governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the occasion, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, further explained that the fallen heroes have made great sacrifices for us to be free from insecurity, fear, unhappiness and other forms of miserable lives.
“We must always remember these fallen heroes and appreciate them by way of respecting and helping those that are left behind, knowing too well that a time will come that we will also leave our families behind” he said.
” The people of Gombe State and indeed all Nigerians remain resolute in supporting activities of the Legion. We also repose much on them especially in these days of insecurity that is getting nearer and nearer to us by the way. At the rate it is worsening our coming together as one body can see us through. I appeal for relevant and timely information sharing to relevant agencies for the solution of our issues to be tackled”, he added.
He called on the people to assist in finding out solutions and apply them accordingly, stressing that as we abide by our culture and above all look into God and go by godly Injunctions towards successful, peaceful and united Nigeria, God may have mercy on us and grant us our desires.
He appealed to individuals and organizations to continue to support the members of the legion by offering financial and material assistance with a view to alleviating their sufferings.
The Speaker Gombe State House of Assembly, Right Honorable Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo and the Acting Chief Judge of Gombe State, Justice Joseph Ahmed Awak represented by the State Grand Khadi also performed the wreath laying in honour of the unknown soldier.
Also there to pay tribute to the fallen heroes were,the representative of the Emir of Gombe, Alh. Adamu Maina, the District Head of Jalo Waziri, Commissioner, Hon.Adamu Dishi Kupto, Commander 301 Artillery Regiment,Col. JC Mbanefo, and Commander 109 Combat Reconnaissance Group, Represented by Squadron Leader, K.A. Agege.
Others were, State Police Commissioner, Ishola Babatunde, the Chairman Nigeria Legion Gombe Chapter, Sgt, Adamu Dogo retired, and the representative of wives of the fallen heroes, Mrs Rahila Buba.
The event also featured the review of parade and release of pigeons by the Deputy Governor as a symbol of peace in the State and Nigeria, as well as performance of the reveille in honour of the fallen heroes.