A Nigerian online news, The Channel, has reported that the Nigerian Army last week deployed another batch of 700 Officers and soldiers to Liberia on a Peace Keeping Mission. The troops which include 42 Officers and 658 soldiers have already arrived in Liberia tomorrow.
Addressing the contingent during their graduation ceremony from the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji North West Nigeria, prior to their departure, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Tamunomieibi Dibi warned that the Nigerian Army will not accept any situation where its troops are seen as a soft target due to carelessness or cowardice.
The GOC who was represented by Brigadier-General Abubakar Maikobi said, the Rules of Engagement in the mission has been given to the troops for them to exhibit braveness, adhere to the rule of engagement as professionals and to also respect the cultural sensitivity of the people of Liberia.
He also reminded them of the United Nation’s zero tolerance on drug trafficking.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commandant of Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Major General Sanusi Muazu said the troops had benefited from the mission’s special training which will enable them operate under general and unique conditions obtainable in Liberia.