Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu in a statement has confirmed Monday to be the start date for new-created SWAT training.

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On Sunday, 18 October 2020, IGP Mohammed Adamu has confirmed the list of Special Weapon And Tactic Team, and their training is expected to begin on 19 October 2020.

According to him, “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigor of SWAT Training and Operations.


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The selected officers shall be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening etc and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged.”

Adamu further promised Nigerians that the SWAT team “will operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.


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