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Fallen heroes deserve to be honoured – Expert

The Executive Secretary, Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), retired Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, said heroes living or dead are usually celebrated locally, nationally and internationally.…

The Executive Secretary, Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), retired Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, said heroes living or dead are usually celebrated locally, nationally and internationally.

He said it was a very important and positive way to encourage people in the military to honour troops who have laid down their lives for their country.

“The Nigerian military has a codified way of honouring fallen heroes as specified in the Harmonized Terms and Conditions-of Service (HTCOS),” he said.

He said the provisions were also explicit on how the families of fallen heroes should be treated in the HTCOS.

“If there is a lacuna or shoddy handling in giving appropriate and befitting burial to honour our deceased officers and soldiers, the blame falls squarely on the military leadership at all levels,” he said.