The Nigerian Military on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 173 troops for peacekeeping mission to Guinea Bissau.
The Chief of Operations, Military headquarters; Maj-Gen Oluwafemi Akinjobi acknowledged this at the pre-deployment coaching commencement of Nigerian contingent to ECOWAS mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) held at the Martin Luther Agwai Global leadership and Peacekeeping Centre Jaji, Kaduna Advise.
The News Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the 173 troops to be deployed embody 163 troopers and 10 officers.
Represented by Maj-Gen. Zakari Abubakar, Director Peace Operation Military Headquarters, Akinjobi accepted that Nigeria remained the beacon of peace and the gatekeeper of the ECOWAS sub-space.
He maintained that Nigerian peacekeepers had helped restore peace in many battle areas round the field, which had earned them many nationwide and person commendations from several missions.
He explained that the nation persisted to supply clear security and stability in Africa by collective security by contributing to Global peace and security, which remained main to Nigeria’s protection policy.
He said the Nigerian navy remained dedicated to maintenance of worldwide peace and security and charged the troops to abominate all acts that might well per chance per chance allege disrepute to the enviable standards Nigeria had space in a good deal of peace operations.
He liked the Chief of Military Workers for his relentless encourage and strategic steering of the centre and Nigerian navy.
“I congratulate you for the completion of your pre-deployment coaching and desire you all a a hit tour of accountability, I sit down up for your stable return.
Earlier, Commandant of the Centre, Maj-Gen. Auwal Fagge said the plan of the pre-deployment coaching used to be to equip the earmarked unit with requisite abilities and records to plan effectively and effectively for the length of their deployment to Guinea Bissau.
He identified that the commencement used to be a testament to the potential and functionality of the centre as a United Countries authorised centre to practice quality peacekeepers for deployment to multidimensional peace encourage operations in fulfillment of its mandate.
Fagge charged the troops to carry out their duties, taking into consideration the multinational, cultural and non secular diversities of the running surroundings, which underscored the need for courtesy and appreciate for others.
He said Nigeria had dedicated sources both human and enviornment material to the attainment of peace within the sub-space as used to be shown in Liberia.