Antonio Guterres To Honour Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayhem Norbert, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the UN to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a UN peacekeeping operation.

The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the UN, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.

The UN, in a statement said the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, would award the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal posthumously to the 117 fallen heroes at the UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

The UN headquarters would observe the 2017 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on May 24.

“Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria are among those…

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