President Weah to forever remember peace-keeping mission as 108 officers return to Nigeria

President Weah said the Liberian people will forever remain grateful to the officers for their bravery and service.

Liberian President George Weah has promised to forever remember men of the peace-keeping mission in Liberia.

Weah made known while commending the UN Mission In Liberia for its longstanding support to peace and stability.

As 108 Nigerian officers return home, President Weah said the Liberian people will forever remain grateful to the officers for their bravery and service.

“Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice you have made over the years to keep the peace and stability of our beloved mama Liberia. As you leave us now, we will forever remember you,” Weah said.

The last batch of 108 Nigerian officers were withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service.

UNMIL said the remaining 108 Nigerian officers were the last of the UNMIL uniformed contingent remaining in Liberia, who were withdrawn as part of the UN mission’s termination.

The batch of 200 Nigerian peacekeepers were withdrawn from Liberia in February 2018 as part of the termination of the mission’s mandate, scheduled on March 30, the mission said.

An official farewell ceremony was held in February in honour of the last departing 689 uniformed personnel – 404 military and 285 police personnel – who had served with the mission.

Meanwhile, the termination of the UNMIL symbolises 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).

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