The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday called on Nigeria to remember the military as they celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Abubakar, a former Vice President urged Nigerians to spare a thought for Military battling insurgencies in some parts of the country.
In a tweet, Abubakar also revealed his conversation with the widow of Lt.Col.Ibrahim Sakaba.
Sakaba was the Commanding officer of the 157 battalion that were massacred by Boko Haram insurgents, who now called themselves Islamic State West Africa, in Metele in Borno State.
The initial figures of the casualty put the death toll at 44 but as more details emerged, it was confirmed that many more soldiers and officers were killed together with Sakaba, while others are still missing.
However, the PDP presidential candidate wrote: “This Christmas, I urge all Nigerians to spare a thought for our military on the frontlines on the war on terror.
“I had cause to telephone Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba’s widow this Yuletide. I am touched by her devotion and love for her husband who paid the supreme sacrifice for Nigeria.”