This Day (Lagos)

14 January 2013

Nigeria: Jonathan - We'll Deploy Troops to Mali This Week

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Nigerian peacekeepers

In keeping to its pledge made to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last year the federal government will this week deploy troops to Mali.

President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed this Monday when he hosted diplomats to a cocktail at the State House, Abuja.

According to the president, who had prior to the meeting had a day long meeting with his service chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the National Security Adviser (NSA), it has become necessary to send the Nigerian contingent in order to help restore peace to that country.

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