Remains of the late gallant officer, Major Mannir Hassan who was mistakenly killed by his hand grenade during one of operations in Sambisa forest last week Friday was yesterday put to rest at the Military cemetery in Maimalari Barracks amidst tears, by friends, colleagues, members of the CJTF among others.
Late Major Mannir Hassan of the Task Force Brigade Command Headquarters Damboa who accidentally loss his life at the war front in Sambisa Forest was popularly known by the people of Damboa as Sarkin Yaki meaning the (King of war).
Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima who led top government officials to attended the funeral prayers also attend the Friday special prayers to mark Armed Forces Remembrance Day where prayers were held for the fallen heroes.
21 gun salutes was also carried out in honour of the Late Major Mannir Hassan, as a mark of respect and honour to his remains.
Similarly, the Director Islamic Affairs of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army Maiduguri who is also the Chief Imam of Maimalari Cantonment Jummaat Central Mosque, Colonel Usman Musa has prayed for the success of the troops on the front line fighting the war against insurgency and others security operations across the nation.
Delivering his Friday sermon at the Maimalari Barracks Jumat Mosque, Maiduguri, the Chief Imam reminded the congregation that every soul military or civilian would taste death.
He said “every soul will taste death, young or old, military or civilian, leader or a led at the Gods appointed time and place. I urged you to prepare for your appointed time by doing a righteous work”.
He also prayed for the protection and guidance of the leaders of the country, the service chiefs, theatre commander, GOCs, officers and soldiers deployed to Operation Lafiya Dole North East Zone.
He urged Muslims to pray for the souls of the fallen heroes and the families they left behind for God`s protection and care.
Colonel Musa further called on Muslims to also pray for good health, protection and guidance to the members of the Nigerian legion who are still alive.