Buratai Says Nigeria Army to deploy 230 personnel to Liberia

The Nigerian Army is to deploy 230 personnel, including 19 officers and 211 soldiers to Liberia, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said.

Speaking in Kaduna at the end of a four-week intensive training on leadership and peacekeeping for the personnel, the Army chief charged them to shun acts that could tarnish Nigeria’s image.

“You must observe human rights, and respect the cultural and religious sensitivities of Liberians,” he said.

The army chief said that since 1960, Nigeria has deployed over 20, 000 troops to 40 peacekeeping missions in Africa and across the world.

The Nation