Today the 15th of January is known as the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Is a day set aside for the commemoration of servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces. A day to remember our fallen heroes who died in service to their nation.
Hardly will you see a soldier cry in public not to talk about a General. The chief Of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai was once caught in camera crying. What could have made a General cry? Only the death of patriotic citizen, the death of a man that put his life on the line for his country to remain strong can make Lt. Gen Buratai to cry.
The death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali rocked not just the General but Nigerians that knew his accomplishments in the fight against terrorism. Abu Ali was Nigerian Army officer who Commanded the Army’s 272 Tank Battalion. He was killed in an ambush by Boko Haram in Fatori, Borno State.
Buratai wept on November 4, 2016 as he read the funeral oration of Abu Ali along with others that died with him. Ali death was barely a year Buratai awarded him and gave him an accelerated promotion from Major to Lieutenant Colonel.
Rest In Peace to a gallant soldier.