SWAT Training To Begins This Monday Despite Ongoing Protests

The IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, made public the qualifications of officers to be trained in the new Police Tactical Team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad..

He said the training of selected officers for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team would commence this Monday, October 19, 2020.

He also added that no ex-SARS operatives were shortlisted in the SWAT team.

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He also explained that “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven (7) years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.
“The selected officers will be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening etc and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged.”

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