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Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 800 soldiers to Darfur

Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 800 soldiers to Darfur
January 03
20:15 2017

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says Nigeria will deploy 800 soldiers to the United Nations Mission (UNAMID) in Dafur, Sudan.

Buratai made the disclosure in Jaji, Kaduna state, during the graduation of 755 soldiers and 45 officers that participated in the pre-deployment training.

The army chief, who was represented by Adeniyi Oyebade, the general officer commanding (GOC), 1 Division, said Nigeria would continue to deploy quality peacekeepers as part of its contribution to global peace and security.

He tasked the personnel to discharge their duties in consonance with the UNAMID mandate  at all times.


Buratai  said the rule of engagement in the UNAMID gives  them the opportunity to exhibit utmost professionalism in the discharge of their responsibility.

“I caution you to avoid any ugly incident that could tarnish the professional image of the Nigerian Army in particular and Nigeria in general,” he said.

He noted that Nigeria and the United Nations have high respect for human rights and protection of civilians in armed conflicts.


“Maintain zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse; the Nigerian Army and indeed the Nigerian government will also not tolerate the contravention of these policies,” Buratai said

Earlier, Adamu Dauda, commandant of the centre, said the mandate of the institution was to provide quality training for troops earmarked for peace support operation.

Dauda told the personnel to be good ambassadors of the Nigerian Army and the country in general.



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