Nigerian Army sends 205 troops to ensure peace in The Gambia


The Nigerian Army has sent a contingent of 205 troops to The Gambia on a peacekeeping mission, DailyTrust reports.

This is just as it assured of Nigeria’s commitment to deploying quality peacekeepers as part of efforts to ensure global peace and security. Speaking at the pre-deployment graduation ceremony of the Nigerian Company 7 to the ECOWAS mission at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State, on Friday, the chief of operations, army headquarters, Major-General Olufemi Akinjobi, said Nigeria had successfully participated in 40 peacekeeping missions and deployed over 100,000 peacekeepers since 1960.

Represented by Major-General Zakari Abubakar, Akinjobi maintained that ECOWAS mission in The Gambia was established as an intervention mission to resolve constitutional crisis after the disputed presidential election of 2016, which he said had helped restore peace and stability through the professional conduct of troops.

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