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Police Officers off for South Sudan Mission

A Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 70 police officers, on March 16, set off for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where they will join the main FPU contingent of 170 forming a bigger unit of 240.

The RNP also maintains a contingent of Individual Police Officers, deployed in the world’s newest nation.

The deployed police officers were last week briefed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana, ahead of the deployment.

At Kigali International Airport, RNP peacekeepers left abroad the same plane with the rotating RDF peacekeepers.

They were saluted off by Col. Aloys Ngoga Kayumba, 201 Brigade Commander, alongside Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Felix Bahizi Rutagerura, Commissioner for Peace Support Operations in Rwanda National Police.

In his brief message, Col. Kayumba reminded both the military and police peacekeepers to ensure they operate within their mandate and ensure they respect South Sudanese cultures.

“You should continue to be characterized with high level of discipline and by the end of your mandate, you should come home with success,” Col. Kayumba said.

By Robert Muriisa, RNP.

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