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Liberia Armed Forces Pledges To Immortalise Nigerian Soldiers Who Died During Liberian War

Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of Liberia, Major General Prince Charles Johnson III and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya

Nigerian soldiers who died during the Liberia Civil war have been remembered by the Liberian Government and its Army has pledged to immortalise those soldiers.

This is according to the Chief of Staff, COS, Armed Forces of Liberia, AFL, Major General Prince Charles Johnson III who disclosed this on Friday 15 July, 2022, during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. 

He conveyed the appreciation of the Armed Forces of Liberia for the sacrifices rendered by Nigerian troops to the people of Liberia, in restoring peace during the internal strive experienced in the country. 

The COS eulogised the Nigerian Army for the technical assistance rendered through Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS, support team, which he said has ushered in a new Armed Forces of Liberia.

The Liberian Armed Forces Chief called for more collaboration and bilateral relations in the area of training. 

Responding, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, noted that the Nigerian Army will continue to leverage on the experiences gathered during peacekeeping operations in Liberia, in the discharge of its constitutional roles.

He assured the visiting Chief of Staff, AFL of continuous support, especially in the area of capacity development, adding that the NA has a long standing relationship with the Liberians and will continue to extend the warm hands of friendship to the AFL. 

According to a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the event was witnessed by Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters.

Highpoint of the visit was the exchange of souvenirs by the COAS and the AFL Chief of Staff.

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