July 20, 2024

Nigerian soldiers head to Gambia for peacekeeping

No fewer than 197 personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have been deployed for peacekeeping missions in Gambia.

The deployment was disclosed on Friday by the Chief of Operations of the Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. Boniface Sinjen, in Jaji, Kaduna State.

DAILY POST learnt that the 197 troops began Pre-Deployment Training, PDT, on May 4, 2024, at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, MLAILPKC, Jaji Kaduna State.

Maj-Gen. Boniface noted that the training was in line with the commitment of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, to deploying quality peacekeepers in support of international peace and security.

He urged the personnel to respect human rights while they discharged their duties of maintaining peace in the Gambia.

“You have been trained in the latest techniques and procedures for maintaining peace and stability in a complex environment and instilled with the values of discipline, respect for human rights and compassion for the people you are going out there to protect. Your mission comes at a critical time, as the Gambia faces a period of uncertainty and instability,” he said.

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