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As the government and people of the Republic of Cameroon celebrate their country’s independence anniversary, a detachment of Nigerian troops will be joining them to celebrate this year’s anniversary.
Crossriverwatch gathered that the deployment of the troops mainly from the 13 Brigade Headquarters in Calabar was approved by the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim.
Speaking on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff during the troops departure at Margaret Ekpo International Airport, the 13 Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Okwudili Azinta said the participants will be making history as it is the first time troops from Nigerian Army will join their counterparts in Cameroon to celebrate independence.
Okwudili charged the troops to represent the country well and show discipline while in Cameroon.
“I charge you to represent Nigeria well while in Cameroon, the glory will come back to you, the command and the Nigerian Army”
“The Chief of Defence Staff has been magnanimous enough to approve the Cameroonian request” he said.
When asked why Nigerian troops are participating, Brigadier Azinta said it was part of the Nigerian government support to her neighboring country to foster good relationship.
111 Nigerian Army troops will be participating including 12 Officers and 99 other ranks.
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