Some British security experts are currently in the country to provide expertise training for men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) across the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Special Weapon and Arms Training (SWAT) for the first set of policemen at the Mobile Police Training College, Ila-Orangun in Osun State, yesterday, the Commandant of the College, Dankwara Mohammed, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the programme was timely, particularly with the federal government’s renewed efforts to put a total end to Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges facing the nation. According to the commandant, the special training programme, which will hold in batches, was designed for all men and officers of the force. He further disclosed that the training will comprise a combined unit of counter terrorism, the close protection unit, the anti-bomb among others.
Mohammed also commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, for the initiative, which he said would be of immense benefit to men and officers of the force.
He further expressed delight that the training will reposition the force to tackle rising crimes in the country, including insurgents, kidnapping and armed robbery.
He said: “SWAT is a programme for most responsive action initiated by the British and American police. The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, considered it necessary to upgrade the combat readiness initiative for members of the Force”.
While advising participants to treat the programme with utmost seriousness, ACP Mohammaed warned them against acts of indiscipline throughout the duration of the programme.