IGP, Adamu directs urgent deployment of SWAT officers
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, has given a directive for immediate deployment of recently trained officers of the special Weapon and Tactical Team, SWAT.
The police IG ordered SWAT deployment for routine patrols across the country.
Adamu’s directive was addressed to the 17 Assistant Inspector Generals of Police in the Force and Commissioners of Police in Nigeria.
In a statement with reference number CH:5350/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.20/340, tagged “Deployment of Newly Formed Special Weapon and Tactical Team operatives,” Vanguard reports.
The statement read: “The Inspector General of Police directs that all recently selected and trained Special Weapon and Tactical Team (SWAT) operatives are to be deployed for routine duties across areas of responsibility immediately.”
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Recall that the IGP inaugurated SWAT after the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS, which happened after a nationwide protest against SARS.
F-SARS was disbanded due to brutality and extortion of Nigerians.