30 May, 2013
About 2000 Nigerian peacekeepers are waiting to be deployed to trouble spots in foreign countries for peacekeeping missions, the commandant of the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Major General Saliu Z. Uba, has said.
Uba disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during the celebration of this year’s International Day for UN Peacekeepers at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). “We have over 2000 peacekeepers who have completed training at the centre waiting to be deployed for peacekeeping operations,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Cornelius K. Aderanti, Commissioner of Police and Director, Directorate of Peacekeeping Nigeria Police, said that there are over nine hundred officers currently participating in UN, AU and ECOWAS peacekeeping missions under different missions in many countries.