Nigerian Army To Send Troops To Guinea Bissau

The Nigerian Army has completed the pre-deployment training of 172 troops for peace-keeping mission in Guinea Bissau.

The troops began their pre-deployment training on March 21 at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peace Keeping Centre (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna State.

The Chief of Operations (Army), Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, said the troops would be Nigeria’s company 2 Stabilisation Mission in the ECOWAS-support mission in Guinea Bissau.

Gen. Lagbaja, represented by the Director (Peace Support Operations), Maj.-Gen. Bayode Adetoro, said the graduation further confirms the commitment of Nigeria to deploy quality peacekeepers as part of its contributions to the quest for global peace and security.

He explained that the pre-deployment training was aimed at refreshing and polishing troops’ knowledge and expertise in peace-support operation.

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