Somalia: first Nigerian police Unit arrives Mogadishu
Mogadishu (RBC) the special representative of the African commission for somalia Boubacar Diarra has on Tuesday confirmed the arrival of the Nigerian police Unit in Mogadishu on the 16th of September.
The African union mission in Somalia announced that they received about 100 police unite from Nigeria of officers of men and women that will join other unit from Uganda who are already in the ground.
‘’first and foremost I appreciate the Nigerian government and its people for honoring the pledge of deploying police unit which will go along away in our effort of supporting the people of Somalia as they strive to improve security in their country and AMISON will continue its effort to bring back law and order to Somalia.’’ Said Boubacar Diarra.
The African union peacekeeping forces have been staying in Somalia since 2007 battling with Al-shabab extremists, driving the Al-Qaeda affiliate group out of Mogadishu and many other strategic areas including Marka town and Baidaba.
Amison mission in Somalia deployed police unit to Somalia early this year most of them meant to train Somali police forces while some others were taken to police stations in Mogadishu for security reasons as Somali police forces have no enough experience and knowledge of keeping security.
AMISON officials mentioned that up to now they received about 300 police forces that may improve the security of Mogadishu where planned assassinations and killings occurs day and Night.
RBC News Office in Mogadishu.