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