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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Nigerian Military Contingent to the African Union Standby Force completed Training in South Africa
The 2nd batch of the Nigerian military contingent to the African Union Standby Force have returned from training in South Africa. The contingent comprising 41 soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport with assurance of a prepared African Union Force to combat insecurity in the continent. According to Navy Commodore Uche Onyia who received the Nigerian contingent, the effort is to operationalize the African Union resolution of 2013 to establish a stand by African Union Force that will respond to security emergencies in the continent.