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Friday, 16 January 2015

TERRORISM: UK-BASED NIGERIANS IN SOLIDARITY RALLY FOR NIGERIAN TROOPS HOLDS TODAY !

CONCERNED NIGERIANS RESIDENT IN THE UK HOST A RALLY ON FRIDAY 16-01-2015 IN SUPPORT OF NIGERIAN MILITARY TROOPS !

#SupportNigerianTroop  Rally at the Nigerian High Commission, London

The first rally in support of Nigerian Troops from diaspora took place in London on Friday. It was held amdist calls for maintaining territorial integrity and fight against terrorism as Nigeria marked annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja on 15th of January..

 According to a statement made available to NUJ Europe Chapter Acting President, Prince Lashley Oladigbolu, the ''London Rally Support For Nigerian Troops are calling on Nigerians and the International community to support our troops and commend their efforts to eradicate terrorism in Nigeria. Terrorism is currently a global problem which needs a global solution.''

The statement added that ''We want to remind the International community that 'what is good for Syria and Iraq is also good for Nigeria'. Nigeria deserves the same support given by the world leaders to France when they were attacked by terrorist last week.''

''We are calling on every Nigerian to support our troops, report any person or groups of persons that are promoting or sympathetic towards Boko Haram.

Join us for a PEACEFUL rally as scheduled below:
DATE: Friday, 16th January 2015
TIME: 11am - 1pm
VENUE: NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION : 9, NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE LONDON
WC2N 5BX

The co-ordinators of the event encourage participant to come with their little Nigeria flag if possible. They also implored Nigerians not to use the rally to garner support for any political parties but only to show genuine cause to unite against Boko Haram, the nations's common enemy and offer support to Nigerians troops.
 ''Placards already available, just come warm as it is very cold now .. Pls share, tag your friends and family'' as indicated in one of the group posts on social media. 

Marking this year Remembrance Day in Abuja yesterday, the Federal Government urged Nigerians to spare a thought for those who have given their lives to ensure the peace and unity of the country.
Ceremonies are usually held across the country and include march pasts and laying of wreath at the grave of the unknown soldier.
In Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan led government officials to lay wreaths at the tomb of soldiers.
The annual event which is used to honour the veterans who are alive as well as the families of the departed also featured inspection of guard of honour by the president as mounted by the guards brigade.
Other government officials who joined the president in the Abuja ceremony include Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep Emeka Ihedioha.
In an interview after the event, the Senate President, David Mark and the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Bade told journalists that the protection of the territorial integrity of Nigeria from any internal or external aggression cannot be questioned.

 It was also noted that the Nigerian Armed Forces in a matter of time will overcome the challenges of terror.
Being the first of its kind the London Rally tagged #SupportNigerianTroop is expected to take place subsequently in major cities across the globe after Friday.
Below are some of the Coordinators of Friday's London Rally.

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