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NIGERIA RETURNS TO UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.

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The Nigerian Base Defence Company has deployed Troops into the United Nations Interim Security Force Abyei, UNISFA to join the rest of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force.

The induction of the Nigerian U.N Peacekeepers completes the 8-contingent member troops contributing countries in UNISFA.

The Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Benjamin Sawyerr noted that despite initial challenges, the Force has been able to achieve its mandate by providing protection for civilians and engaging with the 2-host governments.

He said the UNISFA has also engaged host communities to encourage dialogue, support Humanitarian Agencies to assist the people, and provide support to the two-country teams of Juba and Khartoum to implement the Programmatic Funding Activities.

General Sawyerr commended the support of the UN Headquarters for high-level visits, budgetary allocations, and logistics.

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