Army Deploys More Troops To Darfur

Channels Television  
Updated August 13, 2013

The Nigerian Army has deployed more troops to Darfur, the Sudanese capital on peace support operations, as part of commitment to the United Nations and African Union peace support operations in Africa.

The troops comprise of officers and men totalling 800 and are going to replace troops already on ground in Darfur.

The Commandant of the centre, Major General Salihu Uba said the troops have received the intensive training, hence their deployment to the United Nations peace operations in Darfur.

After undergoing the intensive training manned by the peacekeeping centre, the officers and men of the Nigerian army get signed off and a typical example of this routine are the officers deployed to Daufur.

The General Officer Commanding one Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Garba Wahab however warned the troops to abide by the rules of engagement and shun acts capable of tarnishing the image of Nigeria in Darfur.

This is not the first time the country is churning out military personnel on peace keeping operations abroad since its establishment in January 2009, the Nigerian army peace keeping centre has been mandated to provide quality training for troops earmarked for induction into peacekeeping missions to be camped four weeks, while received training in several military tactics in line with the mission, a training that will become useful while in action ahead Nigeria’s commitment with the United Nations and the African continent on peace support operations.