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4 ECOMOG Field Commanders, 2 journalists get award in death

Four ECOMOG Field Commanders and two Nigerian journalists will receive posthumous awards for their sacrifice in the Liberian civil war. A statement from lists the…

Four ECOMOG Field Commanders and two Nigerian journalists will receive posthumous awards for their sacrifice in the Liberian civil war.

A statement from lists the commanders as Majors-General, Ishaya Bakut, Rufus Kupolati, John Inienger and Maxwell Khobe.

They will get the Grand Commander of International Peace (Africa).

The two journalists are Krees Imodibie of the Guardian Newspaper and Tayo Awotusin of the Champion Newspaper.

They died in the war, 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.

They will be honoured at the public presentation of the book, the Ecomog Story, in Abuja on March 17.

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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