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Teresia Happy On Husband’s Return

Emotions ran high as Teresia Vunibola, originally from Naqelelevu,Taveuni, happily greeted her husband with her three children at the Delta Coy army camp in Namaka, Nadi. This came as the
01 Jun 2015 13:33
Teresia Happy On Husband’s Return
Right: Teresia Vunibola and husband Private Semisi Vunibola with their three children after the arrival of the 49 troops from Sinai yesterday. Photo: Salote Qalubau.

Emotions ran high as Teresia Vunibola, originally from Naqelelevu,Taveuni, happily greeted her husband with her three children at the Delta Coy army camp in Namaka, Nadi.

This came as the latest troops arrived home in a rotation of Republic of Fiji Military Force Peacekeepers serving with the Multinational Force and Observes in Sinai.

“I feel happy and excited at the same time to see my husband since it’s been one year and I know that it’s through our prayers that we were able to meet him today,” she said.

“My kids and I have missed him very much; we have three children and we were just counting down the days until we see him; the children are very attached to him.”

She said a family celebration would be planned for her husband.

Meanwhile, husband and father, Private Semisi Vunibola, 34, originally from Kese, Naviti ,Yasawa, was also in high spirits when he greeted his family yesterday.

“I’m very happy to be back home and meet my wife and kids; I have been away for one year and I really missed them,” he said.

Private Vunibola was among the 49 soldiers who arrived into the country yesterday from Sinai.

“I really missed my family and I thank God that I am home safely,” he said.

“This was a great opportunity for us soldiers and I’m grateful we are all back home safely.”

Meanwhile Republic of Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander, Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho, who welcomed the soldiers, said, “This is the second last group of solders but the biggest in numbers; the only team left to arrive from Sinai are the commanding officers and the senior staff of about 11,” he said.

He commended the officers for their service despite the volatile atmosphere in Sinai.

“We know it hasn’t been easy for them to be away from their families but we are happy to have them back home,” he said.

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