Uganda is not sending troops to Nigeria, says UPDF

UPDF special forces.

UPDF special forces.

Uganda has denied reports that it plans to deploy soldiers to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.

The UPDF in a statement said reportsthat Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) was to deploy two Battalions
to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria was baseless.
“There is no force of the UPDF under preparation for such a deployment and the Government of Uganda
has not sought for any clearance from the African Union (AU) to deploy to Nigeria as reported,” statement said.
The statement added that the Ministry of Defence had never requested to the
Parliament to authorize such a deployment and urged the public to consider the reports as ‘gossip without essence.’

BY STEVEN ARIONG KARAMOJA, UGANDA






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