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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Explains Why We Must Not Jeopardize the Peace of Nigeria

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria, explained that the valiant men and women of the armed forces have destroyed the backbone of Boko Haram who once attacked Abuja, Kano and Kaduna with impunity and hoisted their tattered flags over 17 local governments in the North-East.

He added, “Today, both Boko Haram and ISIS West Africa operate as small even if deadly guerrilla bands in parts of Borno State. But in these battles, we have been sharply reminded that indeed, ‘freedom is not free.’

“That peace is often paid for with blood and gore. And that no nation can secure its territory without the selflessness and the supreme sacrifices of many. And truly as someone said, ‘Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.’

“So as we celebrate this Remembrance Day, we solemnly thank the Almighty God for giving us men and women read"

He also stated that the Federal Government will not allow any group to jeopardize the hard-earned unity of the country.

Osinbajo commended men and officers of the military for the sacrifices they have made in keeping the country one.

He said, “It important to ensure that they did not die in vain.

“This unity and territorial integrity of the nation for which they died must not be jeopardized by the reckless utterances and actions which play on the religious and ethnic fault lines of our nation.”
Osinbajo said this at the interdenominational church service held as part of activities to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

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