- Category: Politics
- Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:57
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Armoured Division, Nigerian Army, Bauchi, Major General Jack O. Nwaogbo has cautioned officers on peace keeping mission to Liberia to concentrate on their assigned operations and stay far away from women.
The Army chief who gave this warning recently while addressing the over 700
officers drawn from the 28 Battalion, in a parade to mark the successful completion
of their pre-deployment training at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC), Jaji, disclosed that the Army will not tolerate any act of sexual misconduct from any officer or soldier sent on peacekeeping mission abroad.
In his words, “The Nigerian Army and the government are sending you out to safe-guard the law abiding citizens of Liberia and maintain peace in the country. It will therefore be totally unacceptable to turn around and abuse their women", he said.
Continuing, " As your General Officer Commanding, I have confidence in your ability to execute your task in the mission area. But, I must remind you that the Nigerian Army will not accept a situation where its soldiers are disarmed; hence the need for effective leadership at all levels”, he concluded.