Police hold training for Special Intervention Squad Commanders

The Nigeria Police have held a training programme for the newly launched Special Intervention Squad (SIS) Commanders towards enhancing the capabilities of the personnel in the discharge of their assigned responsibilities.

This is contained in a statement issued by Force Public Relations officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on behalf the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun.

ACP. Adejobi noted that the specialized training which was collaboration with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States of America, seeks to designed to prepare the trainees for the challenges associated with violent crimes, including kidnapping, banditry, terrorism in Nigeria.

The Force spokesman quoted the IGP as saying that 139 kidnapping and armed robbery suspects have been arrested with the interception of 3 major suppliers of arms amongst other achievements since the outfit was launched recently.

He expressed his sincere gratitude to the INL, which volunteered to train the officers of the SIS, for their invaluable partnership and support in the development and implementation of the training programme.

Mr. Jason Smith, Director Narcotics at the US Embassy, representing the US Ambassador, according to the statement, reiterated the commitment of the United States of America’s government in assisting the Nigeria Police to actualize its mandate of bequeathing more secure society for Nigerians.

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