Gen Sawyerr assumes duty at UNISFA




By Sumaila Ogbaje


Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr of the Nigerian Army has assumed duty as the Force Commander and Acting Head of Mission at the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Sudan.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Maj.-Gen Sawyerr officially took over from Ethiopia’s Maj.-Gen. Kefyalew Tessema who has served the mission for close to two years.


This followed the appointment of Sawyerr to the position in Dec. 2021, to lead the newly reconfigured multinational peacekeeping mission in Abyei, Sudan.


This is contained in a statement issued by the new force commander/Acting Head of Mission on Thursday.


Sawyer commended the achievements of the Ethiopian peacekeepers under the leadership of his predecessor, Maj.-Gen. Tessema, especially in the areas of peace and security and, pledged to build on his legacy.


He lauded the Ethiopian troops for their immense contributions and sacrifice in pursuit of peace and…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria