Families of slain soldiers cry for help

As Nigeria marks this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, families of soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East and other security challenges across the country are crying for help.

Reports that while many soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East have been killed in the battle front.

The Armed Forces Day is observed annually by nations around the world to honour their military forces.

In Nigeria, it is marked on January 15 to honour members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who fought in the first and second world wars and those who served or are still serving in various peace support operations worldwide.

Some widows and relations of troops who lost their lives while fighting the Boko Haram linsurgents recounted the difficulties they now encounter in their struggle for survival following the exit of their breadwinners.

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