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Nigeria assures UN of commitment to peace

23 February 2016, 07:47Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, has re-emphasised Nigeria’s commitment to global peace and security. 

He pledged the commitment on Monday at the Defence Headquarters Abuja where the Deputy Military Adviser, United Nations Peace Keeping Operations, Major General Adrian Foster, visited.

Olanisakin said Nigeria had maintained steady deployment of troops to hot spots around the world to maintain and enforce peace.

"Nigeria has been actively involved in peace keeping operations around the world before her independence and has kept the tempo, ever since then despite its security challenges," Olonisakin said.

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He pointed out Nigerian troops were presently on UN missions in Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dafur and Liberia among others.

Thus, he said, Nigeria deserved more support and recognition from the world body.

Foster stated that he was in Nigeria to thank the Armed Forces for its contributions towards the world peace through its active participation in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations.

He added he was in the country to assess the situation regarding the war against insurgents.

- CAJ News

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