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Rwanda rotates formed Police unit contingent in South Sudan

By Ndabateze Jean Bosco

Some 240 Police officers, on Wednesday, June 12, returned home after completing their one year tour-of-duty under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The officers, who constitute Rwanda Formed Police Unit One rotation nine (RWAFPU1-9) operating in Malakal, Upper Nile State, were earlier in the morning replaced by RWAFPU1-10 commanded by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nelson Bugingo.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Wilson Kayitare, the Commissioner for Peace Support Operations in RNP, saluted off the deployed contingent at Kigali International Airport, on behalf of the RNP leadership.

While receiving the replaced contingent, CP Kayitare thanked them for representing their country ably.

“Welcome back home! Your professional character and commitment to peacekeeping duty…to protect civilians and involvement in human security initiatives, was a pride to your country and Rwanda National Police,” CP Kayitare said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Cassim Mbabazi, who guided the officers back home, said that during their peace operations in Malakal; said they protected civilian camps, engaged in health and environmental protection activities, and fighting malnutrition through construction of organic gardens, among others.

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