Shehu Sani’s Revelation: Nigeria’s Involvement in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 90s

Shehu Sani’s Revelation: Nigeria’s Involvement in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 90s

Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Shehu Sani, recently took to Twitter to disclose significant events from Nigeria’s past when the country invaded Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1990s.

Advertisement

His revelations shed light on the financial cost and human sacrifice Nigeria endured during those military interventions.

Nigeria’s Involvement in Liberia and Sierra Leone:

During the 1990s, Nigeria, under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), participated in peacekeeping and intervention efforts in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

These two countries were embroiled in devastating civil wars that threatened regional stability.

The mission aimed to restore peace, democracy, and constitutional order in the affected nations.

Advertisement

Nigeria’s Financial Commitment:

According to Shehu Sani’s Twitter disclosure, Nigeria invested a staggering sum of $8 billion in these peacekeeping operations.

This financial commitment showcased Nigeria’s dedication to promoting stability and peace in the West African region.

Human Toll on Nigerian Soldiers:

Tragically, the military interventions came at a heavy cost for Nigeria.

Over a thousand Nigerian soldiers lost their lives during the operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice while fulfilling their duty to bring peace and security to war-torn regions.

Advertisement

Limited International Support:

Shehu Sani’s revelation also highlights the challenging circumstances faced by Nigeria during these interventions.

While the West supported the ECOMOG peacekeeping efforts, it was reported that the French West African countries chose not to participate.

This limited international backing put significant pressure on Nigeria’s military and resources.

ECOWAS Response to the Niger Coup:

In recent times, ECOWAS demonstrated its commitment to democracy and constitutional order when responding to the military coup in Niger.

The regional organization issued a one-week ultimatum to the coup plotters, demanding they hand over power to the democratically elected government.

Advertisement

ECOWAS threatened to impose sanctions and even use force if the demand was not met, showcasing its stance on upholding democratic values.

Conclusion:

Shehu Sani’s revelations offer valuable insights into Nigeria’s historical involvement in peacekeeping efforts in Liberia and Sierra Leone during the 1990s.

It underscores the financial commitment and sacrifice of Nigerian soldiers in pursuing regional stability.

Moreover, recent events with ECOWAS show the continued efforts to uphold democracy and constitutional order in the region.

Advertisement

Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media

Breaking News

TDPel Media

This article was published on TDPel Media. Thanks for reading!

Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn

Advertisement
Advertisement: Download Vital Signs App (VS App)