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UN mission exits Liberia, govt says ready to takeover security fully

UN mission exits Liberia, govt says ready to takeover security fully

Liberia

The United Nation Peace keeping mission in Liberia has announced their exit from the country, which will be on June 30. The task of ensuring proper security will now be left to the country’s forces that have been training and working in corporation with the UN troops.

But according to the Liberia’s government, more needs to be done.

“The nation is ready to assume this great responsibility. Of course in the field of security there will always be of improvements, challenges, gaps to be filled. But according to our policy of internal security, we will continue to work to strengthen the logistics and training,” said Eugene Nagbe, the country’s minister of information and government spokesperson.

The nation is ready to assume this great responsibility. Of course in the field of security there will always be of improvements, challenges, gaps to be filled.

After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched the peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security, rebuild police and military forces from scratch and disarm rebels.

The United Nations military mission in Liberia is one of longest and largest UN missions in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the most widely supported with 42 countries contributing military forces and 35 contributing police personnel.

AFP

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