The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has promised that officers under the new unit set-up to replace the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad would undergo proper training and medical examination.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.
Recall NaijaNews reported that mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), on Tuesday set up a new tactical unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Nigerian youths seem to have grown tired of the incessant behaviours that were displayed by the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
In recent times, there have been various protest, as youths who appear to be unsatisfied with the disbandment, are calling for re-orientation and a revamp of the policing sector.
In the statement by the IGP today, he ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination.
The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.
The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in psychological management, re-orientation and training of officers of the Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties.
“The Unit, which is domiciled with the Force Medical Department and coordinated by the Force Medical Officer, has its membership drawn from amongst psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, Public Relations practitioners, Civil Society and other Human Rights groups with relevant qualifications and expertise.
“They are to commence training at the different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next week. While personnel from the Police Commands in the South-East and the South-South will be trained at the Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State, those from the Police Commands from the North and the South-West will be trained at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State and the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, respectively.”
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