Police Train over 300 Officers on Explosives Detection, Investigations.
By Chris Nyamtu – Lafia
Nigeria Police Force has trained another batch of over 320 officers on explosives detection and counter terrorism.
During the passing out ceremony at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende Hills in Nasarawa State, the Inspector – General of Police, Mr Alkali Baba Usman charged men of the police force to be versatile and committed to tackling internal insecurity facing the country.
The training which lasted for three weeks was organized for auxiliary police officers between the ranks of Constable and Deputy Suprientendant from different formations across the country to develop their skills in current methods and methodology for combating security threats associated with chemical, biological and Nuclear materials.
Addressing the trainees, the Inspector General of Police, represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Mr Bala Ciroma said the police would not relent in its efforts towards scaling up human capacity with adequate skills in ensuring that internal security was guaranteed in the country.
Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosives Ordinance Disposal Command , Force Headquarters Abuja, Mr Zannah Shettima expressed delight over the high level of attention focused on developing the capacity of personnel to perform improvised explosives device disposal, clearance and demolition operations in the recent times.
Commandant , Police Mobile Training College, Ende Hills, DCP Ali Dabigi called on the trainees to ensure consistent use of the knowledge acquired by exhibiting high level of professionalism in discharging their duties.
High point of the passing out ceremony was presentation of certificates to the trainees.
This is the nineteenth batch of Police officers who have been trained in tackling security threats associated with explosive devices.