Nigerian Peacekeepers Withdraw From Liberia after Five Years Conclusion Of Their Mission
Timothy Adegbola, LAGOS, Nigeria (GVE) – The Nigerian Military has withdrawn its last batch of peacekeepers deployed under the United Nation Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), after five years following the conclusion of their mission in the country.
According to the mission, the last 200 military protection force in UNMIL left Liberia on Thursday as part of the termination of the mission’s mandate, scheduled on March 30.
The Nigerian contingent has been deployed to Liberia following the establishment of UNMIL in September 2003 to monitor a ceasefire agreement in Liberia following the resignation of President Charles Taylor and the conclusion of the Second Liberian Civil War.
An official farewell ceremony was held on Monday in honour of the departing Military personnel who have served with the Mission, symbolising the end of UNMIL’s military and police operations in Liberia, more than 14 years after UNMIL was deployed in compliance with Security Council Resolution 1509 (2003).
The Military component comprises of men and women from various countries including: Nigeria, Pakistan and Ukraine.