‘UNMIL Drawdown A Vote Of Confidence’ - Jackson

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(LINA) – Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson has pointed out that the withdrawal of the U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Nigerian Battalion (NIBATT-34) from Toe Town in Grand Gedeh County is a testimony of Liberia’s capability to manage its own security.

Jackson said the recent redeployment of NIBATT-34 that withdrew from Toe Town in Grand Gedeh County to Tappita, Nimba County is also a solid vote of confidence from the UN Security Council that Liberia is not only able to manage its own security, but also to sustain the peace that the nation now enjoys.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia on Tuesday, Jackson noted that the fact that Liberia has enjoyed more than 10 years of unhindered peace, held two successive national elections and series of by-elections, are a guarantee that the nation is ready to assume full security responsibility.

Jackson, however, reminded Liberians to take complete security responsibility of their country as an obligation to ensure that the nation remains safe through the continuous consolidation of the peace the nation is now experiencing.

Recently, top Liberian government officials and UNMIL converged in Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County to discuss the departure of the Nigerian Contingent from the town.

In keeping with UNMIL’s mandate, NIBATT-34 of the Nigerian contingent left Toe Town and redeployed in Tappita, Nimba County as part of its gradual security drawdown plan which is expected to be completed by June 30, 2016.
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