NPF, INL, launch tactical operational training programme 

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in a strategic collaboration with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States of America, has inaugurated a specialised tactical operational training programme for commanders of the newly launched Special Intervention Squad (SIS).

This is in alignment with the commitment of IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to enhance the capabilities of the SIS personnel and ensuring the utmost professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities.

A press statement by thr Force Public Relations Officer (,FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday in Abuja, said the specialised training was aimed at preparing the trainees for the challenges associated with their new responsibility of taking up the lead positions in combating the scourge of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, terrorism and other evolving challenges of crime confronting our society.

“The SIS is designed to anticipate, respond spontaneously and manage crisis situation which is pivotal to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians while guaranteeing the supremacy of the state and the rule of law thus protecting the integrity of our nation,” the spokesman stated.

According to Adejobi, “The IGP while noting that since the launch of the FCT-SIS, 139 kidnapping and armed robbery suspects have been arrested with the interception of three major suppliers of arms amongst other achievements, expressed  sincere gratitude to the INL, which volunteered to train the officers of the SIS, for their invaluable partnership and support in the development and implementation of the training program as well as their commitment to fostering international cooperation and sharing best practices in law enforcement through fruitful collaboration.”

In his remarks, the Director, Narcotics, at the US Embassy, Mr. Jason Smith, who represented the US Ambassador to Nigeria, reiterated the commitment of the US Government in supporting the NPF to sustain the SIS and actualise its mandate of bequeathing more secure society for Nigerians.

He further noted that the IGP, while commending the US Government, emphasises his anticipation that the specialized training for Commanders will significantly contribute to the overall effectiveness of the SIS in carrying out their vital mission to safeguard all citizens and uphold the rule of law within the country.