UNAMID OPERATIONS : 115 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS OF 244 BATTALION(NIBATT 30) RETURN FROM DARFUR

Nigerian peacekeepers arrive Monrovia to a tumultous welcome

Nigerian peacekeepers arrive Monrovia to a tumultous welcome

DAILY TRUST
Lagos
Friday, 29 June 2012

One hundred and fifteen officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army yesterday arrived at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos from a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan. The returnee soldiers, it was learnt, are of the 244 Battalion Shaki (NIBBAT 30).

Confirming their arrival, spokesperson for NA 9 Brigade, Lieutenant Olaniyi Osoba said the troops arrived in Nigeria after a successful six-month UN operations in Darfur.

He said: “The de-induction of the troops of the unit commenced today with the arrival of the first batch at the MMIA.“While three of the troops are officers, 112 others are soldiers and they arrived today (yesterday) at 4.25pm through a UN chartered aircraft EC- LEY.”On arrival, he said, the troops were addressed by Army Headquarters Representative, Maj IP Omoke, saying the rotation continues till July 4, 2012.

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2 Responses to UNAMID OPERATIONS : 115 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS OF 244 BATTALION(NIBATT 30) RETURN FROM DARFUR

  1. Next time united nations carries them or not we have two c-130 that are in perfectly good condition ,we also have a G222 use them to bring the boys home and lets us make the attempt to stop embarassing ourselves onthe international stage !

  2. johnbest1 says:

    The nigerian airforce should build up and maintain a habit of maintaining their aircraft how can a country of nigeria’s standings still be asking for help in transporting its troops,that doesnt tell well on us,so i would suggest nigeria learns the art of building transport airframes or just the engines this would enable them replace the engines on all the current airframes and have over 20 transport planes without having to purchase new ones.

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