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The Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19.

The battalion, christened ECOMOG NIBATT 1, was drawn from the Army’s 19th Battalion based in Okitipupa, Ondo State, military insiders have told Premium Times.

Personnel were also drawn from other formations and units across the country due to shortage of men at 19 Battalion which has a significant chunk of its troops deployed for internal security task force, Operation Delta Safe.

It learnt that the Army Headquarters has instructed the nominated officers and men, put at over 800, to immediately report at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, for a crashed course on counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency.

Top military officers said the Nigerian Battalion would be deployed in The Gambia anytime after January 19 if President Jammeh makes real his threat not to step down after the expiration of his tenure.

(Premium Times)

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  1. This would be the most clueless stupid and foolish decision this clueless ignorant and vision less APC government will be taking. See suffering and pain across Nigeria. Insecurity has spread across Nigeria and are thinking of taking some army formation away from the already over stretched military. In this APC government induced recession? It is sad! It is a shame.
    This APC government is a disaster.

  2. Lol u never remove d peck in ur eye u wan remove another person own

  3. Allah ya isa Nigeria government always use soldiers like slave come to baraks and see how we day live in poverty on of that my wiked commander in 3division garrison BG general magaji dey always.... 4 soldiers


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