About 420 Police personnel drawn from 13 states are currently undergoing training at the Police Mobile training college at Ende Hills in Nasarawa state including the new SWAT team recently constituted. The Hon. Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi visited the Police Mobile training college to observe, inspect and supervise the training of the Special Weapons and Tactical Team
(SWAT) put in place to replace the recently disbanded SARS on Monday, 2nd November, 2020.
The Hon. Minister who went in the company of the Media, and Civil Society groups expressed the commitment of President Muhammad Buhari at the reforms of the Nigeria Police. He encouraged the trainees to be professional in the discharge of their duties since government is placing their welfare at top priority. He said the training will better equip them with necessary skills in line with best global practice. He said further that the respect of human rights and protection of lives and properties are non-negotiable obligation on the part of the Police, particularly the new SWAT team.
While inspecting the trainees who are in the 3rd week of training, the Hon. Minister assured them that government is sensitive to their plight and that of the victims of the SARS brutality and has set up judicial panel of inquiry in all the states to investigate; and bring to book all earring officers and also compensate the victims. He said further that he will still tour Lagos and other states where Police stations and barracks were destroyed as a result of the #endSARS protest hijacked by miscreants. He seeks for the cooperation of all Nigerians with the Police Force for optimal performance on the part of the Police.
Speaking also at the inspection of the officers on the training field, the President of Youth hub for Africa, Mr. Rotimi Olawale said he was impressed with the training modules and wished more women will be involved. The training which lays emphases on weapon handling and control, displayed skills of officers at “Bus assaults”, “Room entry” to the cheering audience. About 420 trainees are currently at Ende hills in Nasarawa and about 800 at ila oregun, Osun State.
AD/Head P&PRU (MPA)