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AFL Captain completes training in Nigeria

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The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)
The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL)

ABUJA, NIGERIA-Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Captain, Stephen Tarplah, has completed an intensive training in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

According to a release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, a total of 172 African soldiers assembled for the 21-week training that began on January 4, 2017.

The Political Counselor at the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria, Reverend Tunde Spencer, represented the Liberian Ambassador, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh, at a colorful ceremony recently held in Jaji, Kaduna State.

The release said Captain Tarplah was one of nine commanders with the rank of Captain and its equivalent from other countries outside Nigeria who graduated from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) of Nigeria in Jaji.

The other eight military international students came from Botswana, Cameron, Congo, The Gambia, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone.
They joined their counterparts from both the Nigerian Navy and Air Force.

The Nigerians, numbering 163, comprised 91 Army, 39 Navy, 28 Air Force, five non-military personnel from the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Others were drawn from the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) and Prison Service (NPS), as well as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


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