UN News Feature: Honouring Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping
Since the 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, having served in dozens of missions. Most recently, Nigerian troops were the military backbone of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), from 2003-2018, helping to restore security throughout a country that had undergone a brutal civil war.
Video: Nigerian peacekeepers prepare to leave Liberia ahead of the closure of the UN Mission
In numbers: Nigerian peacekeepers deploy to eight missions