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Six things you need to know about new police unit ‘SWAT’


Six things you need to know about new police unit ‘SWAT’

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Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police has established a new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team which will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS.

Recall that on Sunday, the police boss 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 five 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

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