Saturday, September 7, 2013
Nigeria Sends 700 Soldiers To Liberia
As part of its contribution to United Nations’ peace operations, 700 soldiers from the Nigerian Army have been deployed to Liberia.
Addressing the troops at their graduation ceremony from the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Ccentre, Jaji, Kaduna, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, who was represented by the Commander 222 Brigade, Maj-Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, charged them to exhibit high sense of professionalism and patriotism and to shun acts capable of tarnishing the country’s image country.
According to Channels Television, he urged the troops to abide by the rule of engagement of the peace support operation and to respect the cultural values of the people of Liberia, wishing them success in their operations in the West African country.
Commandant of the college, Maj-Gen. Zaruwa Uba, said the troops were adequately exposed to standard operating procedures during their four weeks’ training ahead of their deployment to Liberia.
The Nigerian Army’s effort at providing troops for peace support operations globally will continue to depend on the type of training being given to the officers and men to be deployedSource:http://leadership.ng/news/070913/nigeria-sends-700-soldiers-liberia