4 ECOMOG Field Commanders, 2 Journalists To Receive Posthumous Awards

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Following the crucial sacrifices made by the individuals during the Liberian civil war, four ECOMOG Field Commanders and two Nigerian journalists will receive posthumous awards at the public presentation of a book, entitled, “The ECOMOG Story,” in Abuja on March 17.

According to a statement issued by the former Press Secretary to the ECOWAS Cease-Fire Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), Mr Frank Akinola, the list of the commanders include, Majors-General, Ishaya Bakut, Rufus Kupolati, John Inienger and Maxwell Khobe.

They are expected to get the Grand Commander of International Peace (Africa).

While the two journalists, who died in the war are Krees Imodibie of the Guardian Newspaper and Tayo Awotusin of the Champion Newspaper.

A complete chapter of the book is devoted to them, and they will get the Grand Master of International Peace (Africa) for their bravery and contribution to journalism.

Akinola, a veteran journalist, had written a book: The ECOMOG STORY: DYNAMICS OF AFRICAN POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY.

He said other field commanders whose tenures during the ECOMOG operations were covered in the book would also be recognised by the organisers.



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