FG to reinforce supplies to troops in Sudan – Minister

The Minister of Defence, Bello Mohammed, says the Federal Government will reinforce supplies to Nigerian troops serving in Sudan.

The minister, who spoke to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Sudan late Tuesday, said the reinforcement would boost the troops’ operational efficiency.

He noted that the soldiers are serving in an area with harsh climate, saying that they ought to be well catered for.

“We are making arrangements from here to transport some welfare equipment and facilities such as beddings.

“We are making arrangements to give them more fighting and utility vehicles that will facilitate their comfortable stay and also facilitate their operational efficiency.”

Mr. Mohammed said the morale of the troops was very high, adding that Nigerian troops had restored peace in the sector where they are operating.

He said the Sudanese who fled to neighbouring countries are gradually returning home as a report of the development.

“I believe that the United Nations/African Union Missions in Dafur (UNAMID is serving a very useful purpose and Nigeria troops are making useful contributions to the success.’’

The minister said the government of Sudan is very friendly and receptive to Nigeria as they believe that Nigeria is the backbone of UNAMID.




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