160 police officers are to be sent to Somalia this December. The team is part of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) who, today, completed a 6-month intensive Pre-deployment training course in Peacekeeping Operations.
The Officers, during the training at Kigo, were assessed by a team of five Formed Police Assessment officers Led by ASP Figalo Maxime from AMISOM Headquarters.
In Somalia, the officers will provide Public Order management, Protection of African Union personnel and facilities.
Uganda deployed the first FPU in Somalia under AMISOM in July 2012 after the UPDF had deployed there earlier on in 2007.
Units have rotated on an annual basis and the deployment of this Unit will make the tenth rotation of Uganda FPU in Somalia under AU.