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Army Deploys 185 Troops To Guinea Bissau On Peacekeeping Operation

A file picture of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai


The Nigerian Army has deployed 185 officers and troopers to Guinea Bissau on a peacekeeping mission.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, introduced this at an occasion on Friday in Kaduna State.

Buratai was represented by Major General Kelvin Aligbe on the passing out ceremony of the troops from the Martin Luther Agwai Peacekeeping Centre in Jaji.

This comes forward of their departure to Bissau, the Guinea Bissau capital as they’re anticipated to depart Nigeria instantly after their induction.

Aligbe warned the troops that the Nigerian Army wouldn’t tolerate any act of cowardice or skilled misconduct through the operation within the West African nation.

He suggested the contingent to abide by the principles of engagement, exhibit braveness as professionals, and to additionally respect the cultural sensitivity of the individuals of Guinea Bissau.

The military chief’s consultant reminded the troopers of the United Nations’ zero tolerance for drug trafficking and human rights abuse.

He requested them to keep away from indecent characters able to tarnishing the picture of the Nigerian Army and the nation typically.

The Commandant of the Martin Luther Agwai Peacekeeping Centre, Major General James Ataguba, additionally spoke on the occasion.

According to him, the coaching is in step with the Nigerian Army Headquarters’ want to make sure that troops obtain the wanted sturdy and theatre-specific pre-deployment coaching previous to their induction into peacekeeping missions.

Ataguba was assured that the excessive stage of enthusiasm and cohesion exhibited by the troopers and officers would mirror on their operational conduct overseas.

He disclosed that the troops had been deployed following a 4-week particular coaching in preparation for his or her induction into the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Guinea Bissau.

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