The First batch of 11 Field Engineering Regime (FER) battalion of the Nigerian Army, Zaria returned to Nigeria Monday, after six months of UN peace-keeping operation in Liberia.
Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike, Chief of Defence Staff, who received the 170 soldiers and six officials, described their conduct in Liberia as a “pride to the nation”.
“Nigeria is indeed proud of you,” he declared.
Represented by Brig-Gen Lanre Adekagun, Deputy Director, Peace-Keeping Operations, in the Defence Headquarters, Dike urged the troops to invest their allowances in productive ventures.
He disclosed that their allowances had been paid to their accounts accurately.
In another development, the first batch of 170 soldiers and five officers of 231 Tank Battalion, Biu, Borno State, have left the country to Liberia, to replace the returning troops.