15 January 2013

Nigeria: Armed Forces Day - Goc Urges Citizens to Shun War

Enugu — Maj.-Gen. Olayinka Oshinowo, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to shun acts capable of instigating war in Nigeria.

Oshinowo, who made the appeal during the Armed Forces Day celebration in Enugu, said that development would only thrive in a peaceful environment.

"Let us live in peace and let us desist from acts that can lead to conflict. The security of Nigeria rests on the government.

"We that are serving will continue serving. We will continue so that every thing we do will be in line with the rule of law," he said.

The Enugu State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Mr George Amalu, commended the public for participating in the celebrations.

He appealed for more support for the legion, especially the dependants of the fallen heroes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event featured laying of wreath by acting Gov. Sunday Onyebuchi and Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura, among others.

It also featured parade by the military, 21 gun-salute for the departed heroes and release of pigeons to signify peace. (NAN)

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