BREAKING: SWAT officers deployed to State Commands across Nigeria after completion of training exercise
The Ministry of Police Affairs have approved the deployment of the new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operatives to their state commands.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, confirmed the development.
Dingyadi disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Friday.
According to him, the SWAT officers have ended their training exercise and they have been posted to the state police commands that brought them for training.
“They are there with them and they are performing the functions of the SWAT,” he said.
Recall that the then Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over allegations of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings.
Adamu also introduced the formation of SWAT operatives to replace the disbanded SARS following the Nationwide protest tagged #EndSARS against police brutality last year.
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