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Six Things To Know About New Police Unit ‘SWAT’

Six Things To Know About New Police Unit ‘SWAT’
The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has
created a new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics
(SWAT) Team which will fill the gaps arising from the
dissolution of the defunct SARS.
Last Sunday, he disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
(SARS) due to alleged extra-judicial killings, wanton arrests
and dispossession of property through physical assault and
other intimidation tactics.
Here are six things you need to know about the new unit:

  1. Prospective members of this new team will undergo
    psychological and medical examination to ascertain their
    fitness and eligibility for the new assignment.
  2. These members are to commence training at the
    different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next
    week.
  3. The training schedules are as follows;
    A. Police Commands in the South-East and the South-South
    will be trained at the Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai,
    Rivers State
    B. Police Commands from the North will be trained at the
    Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State
    C. Police Commands from the South-West will be trained at
    the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun
    State
  4. The IGP ordered all operatives of the disbanded Special
    Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to report at the Force
    Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and
    medical examination.
  5. The medical examination will be carried out by the newly
    set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a unit,
    which henceforth shall engage in psychological
    management, re-orientation and training of officers of the
    Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties.
  6. The Police Counselling and Support Unit will consist of
    psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams,
    Public Relations practitioners, Civil Society and other
    Human Rights groups with relevant qualifications and
    expertise

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