13000 Police officers have been deployed for peacekeeping at the United Nations, African Union, and the Economic Community of West African States.
Other material assets have been contributed for the accomplishment and achievement of the peacekeeping mission in Africa and other countries of the world, said the police.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, said this through the Force spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi. This was said during the appointment of ACP Augustine Jagaba as the director in charge of the peacekeeping directorate.
He also added that “Since its first participation in peacekeeping in 1960 with the deployment of a contingent to Congo, the list of countries with police peacekeepers is now endless. Nigeria Police peacekeepers have participated in operations in Congo, Namibia, Angola, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Mozambique, Somalia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Cote D’Ivoire, Burundi, Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan and Guinea Bissau to mention but a few.
“The Nigeria Police has deployed more than 13,000 police officers to various UN/AU and ECOWAS peacekeeping operations.”
He so said that the Inspector General of Police is charging the new peacekeeping director to uphold tenets of the Nigeria Police in peacekeeping selection, training, and deployments while reinforcing the various positive achievements already recorded over the years.