Tuesday, 19 January 2016

800 Nigerian Peacekeeping Soldiers Return from Dafur

After a year of being deployed to Dafur, Sudan, under the auspices of the United Nations for peace- keeping mission, all 800 Nigerian Army (NA) soldiers Monday returned to Nigeria safely.

The soldiers who were deployed on 28 December 2014 were, upon their return, told to prepare to be deployed to join the operations in the North-east after their disembarkation leave.

The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in Lagos, Major General Isidore Edet, made this disclosure while addressing the returned soldiers.

He said, "I commend the soldiers for credible, gallant perfomance in peacekeeping mission in dafur also congratulated them for succesfully repelling an attack while in dafur, killing five of the attackers and capturing their weapons.

''On behalf of the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, I am delighted to warmly welcome you back from your tour of duty in the United Nation mission in Dafur to Nigeria.

"You gave a good account of yourself in the mission and made Nigeria proud so I want to warmly welcome you back to the able hands of your family who have been praying for your safe return.

''Your significant contribution to international peace and security under the auspices of the United Nations underscores the fact that the Nigerian Army is a force for good in the world.

"You are back to your country and you are back to your duties. The Federal Government of Nigeria is currently implementing the change agenda and the core values of the NA which is courage, discipline and loyalty.

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