The Federal Government, has through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, at a Media briefing, on Tuesday, in Abuja, condemned the malicious celebrations of the disappearance of the Nigeria Air Force, NAF, fighter jet, in Borno State, on March 31, by some “unpatriotic” Nigerians, Page 36 learnt.
He admonished those that are gloating over the incident, and called for support for the Nigerian Military.
His words: “I have read, especially on social media, some dead-enders who are gloating at the disappearance of the NAF aircraft.
“This is abhorrent and condemnable, and could not have come from true-born Nigerians.
“No patriotic citizen will denigrate his or her country’s Military, for fighting to protect the nation’s territorial integrity, and ensuring peace and security. None.”
Speaking further, the Minister called on all Nigerians to support the troops, and to continue to remember them in their prayers.
He stated that the incidence of the missing fighter jet is a confirmation of the sacrifices the Military is making for the country.
“While we await word from the Air Force on the ongoing search and rescue efforts, this development has once again accentuated the huge sacrifices being made by our men and women in uniform to keep our country safe, and to make sure we sleep well at night
“Everyday, these valiant men and women put their lives on the line, in the ultimate act of sacrifice and patriotism, for the sake of our nation.
“When they leave their homes, there is no guarantee they will return.
“Yet, they Soldier on! This is one of the reasons why we launched a national campaign to seek support for our Military and other Security Agencies in February 2019.”
Lai Mohammed, on behalf of the Federal Government, condoled with the NAF on the disappearance of the fighter jet involved in the war against insurgency.
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