This Day (Lagos)

7 February 2013

Nigeria: Mali - Total Nigeria Military Personnel Now 500

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that Nigeria has so far deployed about 500 military personnel in the ongoing African led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA) with more troops expected to deployed as at when due.

This was disclosed Thursday in a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Col Mohammed Yerima, explaining the state of Nigerian troops in Mali war efforts.

Yerima also disclosed that about 140 Nigeria Police personnel are already on standby to be deployed in support of the military operations.

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