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Nigeria considers withdrawing troops from Darfur: official


October 14, 2009 (WASHINGTON) — Nigeria is mulling pulling its troops deployed in Sudan’s Western region of Darfur according to one of its officials.

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A Nigerian peacekeeping soldier from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) jumps from a vehicle while on patrol in Osha IDP’s camp in Nyla, southern Darfur (Reuters)

Wole Oke, the Nigerian chairman for the House of Representatives Committee on Defence said that his country feels “unappreciated” despite its contributions worldwide, ‘Thisday’ website quoted him.

He was responding to questions on why Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua skipped the UN General Assembly meetings held last month in New York.

Oke told reporters that his absence was a “deliberate diplomatic protest against the United States of America, whose body language towards Nigeria in recent times had been seen by the Federal Government as unfair”.

The Nigerian official said that US president Barack Obama’s decision not to visit the country during his African tours as well as tough words head from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on corruption added to Abuja’s growing discontent.

As a result, Oke said that as a result Nigeria had no interest in keeping troops in Darfur as long as its role is not appreciated by US and world powers.

He also said that Nigeria is angered that it has not been offered the position of the post of the commander of the African Union-United Nations Mission on Darfur (UNAMID).

UNAMID was previously headed by Nigerian General Martin Agwai and was succeeded by Rwandan Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba.

Nigerian troops along with Rwandans’ comprise the majority of the UNAMID force.


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  • 15 October 2009 08:20, by Sudan virus

    Wole Oke your country is real corrupt.Shame on you. Your pull out will be of great impack in improving AU-UNAMID mission of maintaining peace in the region.

    Your Gwai, the former head of the AU -UNAMID claimed no more conflicts in Darfur which is not the case.

    Your country is after money. Why worry if the head of the AU-UNAMID is from different country? You have connection with Bashir.

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    • 15 October 2009 10:59, by Aduol Liet

      Wole Oke.

      Well, I think this guy is too stupid enough otherwise, he was just staying there to get money only while he forgotten that, he was been told to take part within Africa nation as the Nigerians troops are an Africa citizen. The reason why the U.N. want Nigeria troops to be there in the first place it is very simply to acknowledge that, this Darfurians people are African whom the Sudan government turn to be the killer led by Hassan Omar al Bashir Idiot man therefore, even though your troop were been killed in Darfuri Regions recently that is what it mean to be Army, you have to safe civilians lives by protecting them why are you running a way for what.?

      You must understand that this Darfurians people are not an American citizens, they are African citizens like you so why you want to withdrawing your troops just because your country was been accused for corruption or just because the U.S. President hadn’t visited Nigeria country, I think you have lack of reasoning to tell the U.N. your specification about your doubt to U.S. President’s policy. I think it real make you foolsih when missing your point but the bottom line is that, you need to put in mind that Darfurians people are Africans citizens like you, you might not knowing that, tomorrow your country Nigeria will have a big problem and perhaps, there is a problems already in there but in general speaking, if later on Sudan problems is done and your country become more and more unsolvable problems then, would you be happy if the Sudanese U.N Peace keeper forces Army leave before anything done yet.?

      Finally, the Darfurian people are still dying at your watch Nigerian U.N. Peacekeeper forces and so if you guys decide to leave Darfurian then, it doesn’t make any different it will still counting failures on your both sides U.N. Officials and the cause genocide Mr, Hassan Omar al Bashir killer. The whole Africa leadership are a shameful to the world for defending criminal instead of supporting the ICC who stand up with those innocently Darfurians people.

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    • 15 October 2009 15:25, by Sudan virus

      Most countries in the world send troops to Sudan/Darfur, as contribution to achievement peace for the Sudanese people and the world and as way of cooperation with the international community as well as felling concerned with human rights.

      Therefore, i have the following questions for Nigeria,s pull out of her peace keepers in Southern Darfur:

      1.Were you deploying you peace keeping in Darfur to please US and the world supper powers ?

      2.Do you have democracy in your country? If you do,since independent do you up to date have the same president?.....how can you expect to be always heading the AU UNAMID for life.Are your peace keepers for business or what is your objectives?

      3.Why complain of President Oboma not visiting you(Nigeria) and when there are many countries in Africa?

      4.Are you sure Nigeria will not have any problem requiring help from the international community?Have you with in the short time forgetten the incident that happened in north eastern Nigeria-the book haram?

      5.Do you have freedom of speech in your country?If you do, Why worry of the tough words of Hillary Clinton of corruption added to Abuja,s growing discontent?

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  • 15 October 2009 11:05, by Joseph Dut Gak

    These are unproductive moves by Nigerian Govt , you re not our god father to have such demand.

    leave in peace.

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  • 15 October 2009 13:32, by alidrisy

    let me ask this man? are Nigerian troops come to darfur to get reword of appriciate feom US is thats all you want,mr adada announced that ...( war is over in darfor) so whats are you waiting for. but we all know they will not dear to pull out because they want to make some blood money and wishing if the conflict continues to 50 years

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    • 15 October 2009 14:55, by DASODIKO

      Thanks GOD that it came from you Nigerians, the most corrupted nation in all Africa.

      The increase in numbers of death in Darfur were due to your corruppted behavors, where; you were paid to show the hideouts of the Darfur rebels to Sudan Arm Forces. And before that you were paid to cheat Darfuris on DPA.

      So all of you go to hell. In sudan we have millions of your corrupted Nigerian families imigrated to Sudan long ago they are all working for Sudan National Security, because they can do anything for money. Very soon we will send them back to you, we are taking the power of our counrty.

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  • 28 July 2012 18:15, by danaray79

    Truly impressive and nice information. Thanks for sharing. Essay Writing.

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