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(From This Day (Nigeria): AAGM)
Byline: Lanre Lawal
To the Igbo the word "'ebeano' means a number of things. 'Ebeano' could be interpreted as something in vogue but the most fashionable at least in the eastern part of Nigeria is: "we are here and still remains here".
This was the view of the civilians who trooped into the square during the week-long celebration of the Army Day, to get a glimpse of what was going on.
They were not disappointed as the soldiers entertained them by displaying armoured tanks, main battle tanks, army artillery, paratroopers and the crowd cheered 'ebeano'. There was also a stimulation of low level bombing by the Nigerian Air Force.
The crowd was so excited such that some of them climbed on the huge tanks to snap photographs, while some ran helter-skelter when the fireworks was …