VIP protection passed from UN to Liberian government

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UNMIL Peacekeepers supporting the Liberian National Police in 2011. File Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey

The Liberian government is taking over control of VIP protection from the UN as part of a gradual transition towards assuming responsibility for all aspects of national security.

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has been supporting the West African country since 2003, but as long-term peace and stability returns, it is gradually reducing the role it's playing.

Romeo Togba reports from the Liberian capital Monrovia.

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