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Brigadier-General P.T. Boroh (rtd.) is a former Commandant of the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC) in Kaduna. He is one of the authors of a book – Governance and Violent Conflicts in Nigeria and UN Peacekeeping as a Mechanism for Conflict a Resolution in Africa. Between May 2013 – July 2013, he embarked on a project named – Governance and violent conflicts in Nigeria a threat to national development. Boroh’s academic credentials is intimidating.

 

EARLY LIFE
Brig Gen P.T. Boroh (Rtd) was born in Lagos State on 17 July 1958. He is from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. In his early life, he attended the Nigerian Military School, Zaria in Kaduna State from 1972–1976 where he obtained his West African School Certificate. He was later admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna from 1978–1981. On completion of his training, he was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on 19 June 1981 as a member of 24 Regular Combatant Commission.


CAREER

Brig Gen PT Boroh (Rtd) is a peace practitioner and was one time a member of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) Peacekeeping operation. As commanding Nigerian Battalion (NIBATT) 4 in March 2000, he provided security by patrolling the city of Freetown the capital of Sierra Leone to prevent the RUF rebels from taking over the city. He protected the president Alhaji Ahamed Tijan Kabba, the Vice president, the special representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Ambassador O. Adeniji. The UNAMSIL Force Commander, Major General JET Lee and all the UN Staff and UN Asserts in Freetown.

In April same year, he was involved in the peace enforcement operations in Sierra Leone, OP KUKRI which was a rescue operation to free about 500 UN peacekeepers and 11 military observes held captive by the RUF rebel fighters in Kailahun, Eastern Sierra Leone. Another peace enforcement operation he was involved in was OP OKRAHILLS which was to clear the major road to the hinterland, to allow humanitarian resources to be taken to civilians cut in the conflict. Lastly he was also involved in OP THUNDERBOLT conducted by the British forces in Sierra Leone to extricate some British soldiers held by Sierra Leonean Army soldiers popularly known as West Side Boys.

Back home, as commanding officer 29 Battalion in Kaduna, he was involved in the resolution of the Ethno-Religious Conflict of 2000, by conducting dialogue between the stakeholders in the conflict including the religious leaders both Christians and Muslims on 18 December 2000.

In 2001 as Commanding Officer in OP HARMONY in Bakassi Peninsular, at the Nigerian- Cameron border, He prevented open confrontation between Nigeria and Cameroon by ensuring that his soldiers did not violate the MOU which restrained the troops from firing, except for self-defence. In the year 2002, 2003 and 2004 he coordinated the series of seminars and workshops as reflected above, under seminars and workshops, he has also been involved in conduction training activities, lecturing, and dissemination of directives instructions as well as evaluating operational administratives and logistics readiness of the Nigerian Army before reporting to UNMIL in January, 2009.

With the urge in maintaining peace as the UNMIL Chief of Staff (Forces), he initiated the outreach program between the Angie Brooks International Centre and the UNMIL which led to the training of Eight (8) participants in UNMIL Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) Course from January 11–15, 2010, with the aim of given participants clearer understanding of the working system in UN and also for the enhancement and contribution of sustainable peace in Liberia. He also established capacity building programmes for capable Liberian citizen. He was the cynosure of the UN mission in Liberia until he returned home in the year 2010.

Additionally, he was entrusted with responsibility of the Nigeria at 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary Parade as the Chairman Sub-Committee on Parade which was widely adjusted by the President and members of the Executive Council.

He was the commandant of the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre from September 2010-March 2012. The pioneer Centre for Excellence for training Nigerian Peacekeepers before inducting into the UNITED NATIONS mission. He was the deputy commandant of Nigeria Armed forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi Lagos, where his major responsibility was the management of human resources.

He voluntarily retired from the Nigeria Army in January, 2014.

He has a Bsc. in political science University of Abuja; Msc. Peace/conflict studies University of Ibadan, Msc. Strategic studies University of Ibadan and PhD in peace and conflict studies in view. He belong to several societies. They are: Fellow Society for peace studies and practice Fort Benning USA, British Stabilization and Peacekeeping Institution , United Nations Training Institute, Nigerian Military School

His interests include: Management training/capacity building, new technologies, driving, fishing and appreciating nature. His volunteer works and good causes he has been embarked with, include: Children, Civil Rights and Social Action Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights Politics, Poverty Alleviation, Science and Technology and Social Services.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Forces Services Star (FSS)
  • Meritorious Services Star (MSS)
  • Distinguish Services Medal (DSS)
  • General Services Star (GSS)
  • Pass Staff College (PSC)
  • Fellow National Defence College (FWC)
  • Fellow Society for Peace Studies and Practices (FSPSP)
  • Member Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)

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Ikiemoye Iniamagha, a OSAPND special scholarship student, currently an On-Air-Personality on Radio Tircoed 106.5fm, Swansea, United Kingdom. He presents the show "Ride with me" every Mondays, 1-4pm. He has just finished his Masters Programme as a successful student under the Scholarship Programme of the OSAPND. We hope he can return to Bayelsa State and further develop the Electronic Media industry of the State.

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