Metro ECOMOG NIBATT 1: 7 Things You Should Know About Battalion That Will Remove Jammeh



The Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed to remove President Yahya Jammeh from office if he fails to step down.

The Nigerian Battalion deployed in The Gambia as President Jammeh makes real his threat not to step down after the expiration of his tenure.

Here are seven things you should know about the battalion christened ECOMOG NIBATT 1:

1. The Army’s 19th Battalion based in Okitipupa, Ondo State.

2. 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.


3. . 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.

4. Army Headquarters has also instructed the Army directorates of policy and plans; finance; and logistics to ready funds, arms, ammunition and other logistics for the operation.

5. The Armoured Corps is also working hard to ready armoured vehicles needed for the task

6. The Nigerian Air Force and the Navy might deploy men and equipment for the operation as well.

7 . They have the support of the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
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