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Nigerian Army deploys 700 soldiers to Liberia

06 September 2013, 16:31

Kaduna - The Commandant, Nigeria Army Peacekeeping Centre, Maj.-Gen. Salihu Uba, on Friday said 700 soldiers would be deployed for Peace Support Operation in Liberia.

Uba said at the end of the pre-deployment training conducted for the soldiers at the centre in Jaji, Kaduna State that the personnel, drawn from the 22 Battalion, would serve for six months.

He commended them for their professionalism, and urged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

The commandant assured that the centre would continue to expand its facilities "to provide first class training to troops and participants''.

"The vision of the Nigerian Army peacekeeping centre is to deliver realistic training to potential peacekeepers for the multidimensional challenges of contemporary peace support operations,'' he stated.

Uba added that the centre had been discharging its role creditably, which earned it a certificate of recognition from the United Nations, as Centre of Excellence.

The General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Maj- Gen. Ahmad Jibrin, charged the soldiers to be focused, professional and efficient in discharging their mandate.

Jibrin, represented by Brig.- Gen. Johnson Oladende, warned them against involvement in drug trafficking and disrespecting the culture of their host country.

He assured that the army would continue to live up to expectations in safeguarding world peace.



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