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.