The Nigerian Police Force Deploys 400 Personnel On Peacekeeping Duty In Liberia And Sudan
The Nigeria Police today in Abuja deployed three Formed Police Unit contingents, made up of 400 personnel, to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the African Union/United Nations’ Hybrid operation in Dafur (UNAMID), a police statement said.
At the pre-deployment and competence demonstration exercise which took place at the Parade Ground of the Force Headquarters, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. MD Abubakar, noted that similar contingents are currently on international peacekeeping assignments in Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Sierra-Leone, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.
He assured the outgoing contingents that adequate provision has been made for their welfare, material and logistics support and charged them to be good ambassadors of the Force and the nation.
“The high point of the occasion was the tactical demonstration by the two contingents on operational skills and tactics on Crowd/Riots Control and other ancillary policing strategies in line with global best practices in policing and the UN standards,” the statement said.
Among those in attendance were: His Excellency, Mr. Rof Ree, the Norwegian ambassador to Nigeria, members of the Police Management Team, Senior Police and Military Officers, including the Nigeria Defence Attachee to China, Brig. General Aliyu, members of the Diplomatic Corps and the press.