180 members of the only Female Formed Police Unit (FPU) of Bangladesh Police on Friday, September 11, 2020 at five o'clock in the morning on a chartered flight of Bangladesh Biman to join the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Departed Shahjalal International Airport.
Members of BANFPU-1 (Rotation-14), MONUSCO, DRC, headed by Commander Marina Akhter, will replace BANFPU-1 (Rotation-13), MONUSCO, DRC. A formed police unit has fifteen commanding staff including Deputy Commander Rawnak Alam, Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid, Logistics Officer, Operations Officer Samrat Mohammad Abu Sufian. Outgoing BANFPU-1 (Rotation-13), MONUSCO, DRC is headed by Salma Syed Poli. Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this FPU unit has been serving the United Nations peacekeeping mission with great efficiency and reputation for sixteen months.
At the airport, DIG (Logistics) Md. Tawfiq Mahbub Chowdhury gave the necessary guidance to the Congo-bound peacekeepers and bid them farewell.
Formed Police Unit (FPU) of Bangladesh Police was sent to MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in 2005. Since 2019, the Bangladesh Police officers are serving the mission with reputation as Individual Police Officers. Sending Female Formed Police Unit (FPU) to Democratic Republic of Congo since 2011.
The march of Bangladesh Police in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission started in 1989 with the promise of the welfare of humanity and the establishment of world peace. Since then, the Bangladesh Police has flown the red and green flag of Bangladesh next to the blue flag of the United Nations in the remote regions of Asia, Europe, America and Africa. In the past three decades, the professionalism and efficiency of the dedicated members of the Bangladesh Police in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission have won the unwavering appreciation of the people of the world in the international arena. As a result, the honor and status of Bangladesh has increased in the world society.
The peacekeepers of the Bangladesh Police are performing their duty with great reputation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Darfur, Sudan, South Sudan with a strong morale even in the dire situation of the global novel corona virus infection Covid-19 pandemic. So far 21 members of Bangladesh Police have sacrificed their lives while carrying out the great responsibility of maintaining world peace.