At a rally at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, a minute silence was observed for victims of insurgency while participants from all zones in the country carry placard saying, “Honour our fallen heroes,” “We believe in our military,” “We care for our fallen troops’ families.”The Executive Secretary Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), Tony I. Urant, launched the hash tag to garner support for the troops and their families traumatised by the insurgency. Tony Urant said #WeCareChallenge is expected to surpass political and national boundary in showing support for the military with some world presidents billed to join in the challenge. “I challenge people to take up the #WeCareChallenge by recording and widely broadcasting what they care about Nigeria and her gallant military,” he said while challenging President Goodluck Jonathan and some other four personalities. He likened the #WeCareChallenge to the ice bucket challenge, saying it would go a long way in boosting the morale of the Nigerian military.He added that few Nigerians would also raise funds, which are to be managed by PriceWater House. “This people will use their clout to bring in fund and use their integrity to disburse the funds to wives, orphans and other victims of the Boko Haram insurgency,” he said, adding that it would be without any government input.The group’s team leader, Mr. Wale Ajani, said it is high time the Nigerian troops were supported for what they have been doing, especially in the last few weeks. He said the group has identified themselves to join in the march to victory over Boko haram and to commend President Goodluck Jonathan in the fight against insurgency. Participants walked round the Unity Fountain before gathering to be addressed by dignitaries present at the event.
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