The Unity Advocacy Group, UAG has urged Nigerians to continue to support members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria as they continue to make sacrifices for the safety of the country.
Noting the issues before the country at the present time, the group noted that it is only a united country that can defeat the various security challenges.
UAG said this in a press release issued on Monday to condole the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General LEO Irabor and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao and the entire Armed Forces on the death of some Nigerian Airforce personnel in last Sunday’s crash of an air force plane.
The statement signed by the Convener of UAG, Ifeanyi Aigbedion said: “UAG notes that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is currently engaged in various operations across the country and solicits support of Nigerians.
He said “UAG mourn with the CDS, CAS and the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) over the loss of your personnel who were actively engaged in safeguarding our country.
“We acknowledge the sacrifices been made by your personnel. It is inestimable,” UAG noted.
“Our heart goes out to the the families of the deceased.
“We use this opportunity to solicit support for members of the Armed Forces who are paying the ultimate sacrifice for the good of our nation,” UAG said in the statement made available to GreenWhiteGreen GWG.
The crash of the air plane on Sunday came during a mission by the air force to search for the 42 students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara Niger State who were kidnapped by bandits from the school premises.
The abducted students, staff and family members were as at Tuesday morning yet to be rescued.