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SWAT: IGP adamant, says training begins Monday

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Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disregarded the ongoing protest against the formation of a new special police squad to take over SARS.
Adamu on Sunday revealed that the training of selected officers for the new police tactical team would commence on Monday, October 19, 2020.

He also noted that no ex-SARS operatives were shortlisted in the SWAT team.

Revealing the qualifications of officers to be trained, he said “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven (7) 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 rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.

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

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