70 police officers off to UN mission
70 Rwandan Police officers departed for international peace keeping duties under the banner of the United Nations department of peace keeping to South Sudan.
A Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 70 police officers set off for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where they will join the main FPU contingent of 170 forming a bigger unit of 240.
The RNP also maintains a contingent ofÂ Individual Police Officers, deployed in the worldâ€™s newest nation.
The deployed police officers were last week briefedÂ by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana, ahead of the deployment.
They were saluted off by Col. Aloys Ngoga Kayumba, 201 Brigade Commander, alongside Assistant Commissioner of PoliceÂ (ACP) Felix Bahizi Rutagerura, Commissioner for Peace Support Operations in Rwanda National Police.
In his brief message,Â Col. Kayumba reminded both the military and police peacekeepers to ensure they operate within their mandate and ensure they respect South Sudanese cultures.
â€œYou should continue to be characterized with high level of discipline and by the end of your mandate, you should come home with success,â€ Col. Kayumba said.