Fallen Hero


For the love of country,

He kissed his wife and kids goodbye.

To protect and serve,

Words he literally lived by

Till the coward’s bullet hit him.

The silent scream for life,

As he lay in peace in a war zone.

Twenty-one gun salutes

His flag flies no more.

A commander now fluent in silence,

A sniper with his eyes closed forever,

A pilot now flying below 6feet.

The nation is at peace because he was brave

And he will never be forgotten

He is our hero…

Dedicated to all men and women of the Nigerian armed forces who lost their lives in the fight against insurgency in the North eastern part of Nigeria.