The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday announced the set up of a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to replace the defaunt Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The IGP noted that the new SWAT team would undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility.
They are to begin training at different Police Colleges across the nation by next week.
Personnel from the police commands in the south-east and south-south will train at the Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State.
Personnel from commands in the north at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State
Those from the south west will train at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State.
The IGP also ordered personnel of the defunct SARS to report to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja for “debriefing, psychological and medical examination.”
“The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties,” Police spokesman, Frank Mba, stated.
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