The police authorities have deployed officers of the brand new Particular Weapons and Techniques Staff in state instructions, Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, has stated.
Dingyadi acknowledged this on Friday whereas that includes on Channels Tv’s ‘Politics In the present day’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
He stated, “They (SWAT officers) have ended their coaching they usually have been posted to the state police instructions that introduced them for coaching. They’re there with them and they’re performing the features of the SWAT.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that following the nationwide #EndSARS protests final October, the then Inspector Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the Particular Anti-Theft Squad over allegations of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings.
Adamu had introduced the formation of the Particular Weapons and Techniques Staff to interchange the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad.
About 1,850 members of SWAT had been later skilled on the Police Cellular Power Coaching College, Ila Oragun, Osun State and the PMF Coaching College, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State.
The SWAT officers had been subsequently deployed in police formations throughout the nation to battle crimes notably robberies.