UN Deputy Secretary General, Mrs. Amima Muhammed, on Wednesday, in Maiduguri, Borno State, paid respect to the soldiers who lost their lives in the war against Boko Haram insurgency in the Nigeria’s North-East.
Accompanied by Mrs. Zainab Ahmad, the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Muhammed visited the military cemetery at the Maimalari Cantoment, they prayed and laid a wreath in honour of the fallen heroes.
“We are here today to present our special prayers to the fallen heroes and their families.
“We thank God for their service to the nation and fight against Boko Haram insurgency to bring peace and stability to the country.
“We remember today is the most appreciable; May their souls rest in peace.”
Other notable individuals at the event include Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mrs Mairo Mandara, the Head of Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation as well as other UN officials.
The Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahaman Kulliya and Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, said prayers for the departed soldiers.
Muhammed had previously visited the Military Control and Command centre, and held a closed door meeting with the Theatre Commander.