Posted: Thursday 1st May 2014 at 17:46 pm

Nigerian Sergeant Gains Freedom After 54 Days

A Nigerian Peacekeeper in Sudan’s Darfur has regained freedom after being in captivity for two months.

The African Union-UN mission (UNAMID) revealed that Nigerian Sergeant Awesu Soleiman abduction had been kept secret.

UNAMID released a statement which read that the sergeant was released in the South Darfur capital Nyala and that he was abducted while driving a UNAMID water truck on March 9th.

UNAMID chief Mohamed Ibn Chambas confirmed the incident saying the recent activities of the government’s Rapid Support Forces were “particular concern” were of “particular concern” but rebel offensives, criminal activity and inter-communal fighting also contributed.

UNAMID was attacked 16 times last year  resulting “significant loss of vehicles, weapons and ammunition,” a report by UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.


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