Police Deploy SWAT Officers In State Commands


Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, has said that police authorities have deployed officers of the new Special Weapons and Tactics Team in state commands.

The minister spoke on Friday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, ‘Politics Today.’

He said, “They (SWAT officers) have ended their training 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.”

The SWAT was formed following the disbanding of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) last year.

About 1,850 members of SWAT were later trained at the Police Mobile Force Training School, Ila Oragun, Osun State and the PMF Training School, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State.

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