Maj. Gen. Kenneth Osuji, commander of the Nigeria Army peace keeping center, 

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Osuji, commander of the Nigeria Army peace keeping center, left, Maj. Gen. John Zaruwa, commander of the Nigeria peace keeping center, and Lt. Gen. Onyeabo Azubike Ihejirika, Nigeria chief of army staff, right, inspect Nigeria battalion 1 troops before their departure, at the peace keeping center in Jaji, Kaduna, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The Federal Government has approved the immediate deployment of 900 troops as part of the ECOWAS  (Economic Community of West African States ) force to push for the emancipation of Northern Mali from the grip of Islamists. (AP Photo)
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Maj. Gen. Kenneth Osuji, commander of the Nigeria Army peace keeping center, left, Maj. Gen. John Zaruwa, commander of the Nigeria peace keeping center, and Lt. Gen. Onyeabo Azubike Ihejirika, Nigeria chief of army staff, right, inspect Nigeria battalion 1 troops before their departure, at the peace keeping center in Jaji, Kaduna, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The Federal Government has approved the immediate deployment of 900 troops as part of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States ) force to push for the emancipation of Northern Mali from the grip of Islamists. (AP Photo)
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