The United States of America has trained no less than 26 policemen as tactical commanders after completing a three-week Tactical Commanders Training Programme in Abuja.
The policemen, who graduated yesterday, were trained by the Special Programme for Embassy Augmentation and Response, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, United States Embassy, Abuja.
While presenting certificates to the graduates, Assistant
Inspector-General of Police, Taiwo Lakanu said the officers now have the responsibility as tactical commanders, to protect all Nigerians with the knowledge they acquired during the training programme and urged them to be discipline and focused, adding that they now have the necessary skills and mindset to combat terrorism.
According to him, “As Tactical Commanders, you have a mandatory
responsibility to protect all Nigerian citizens and every other person genuinely residing in this country, because the knowledge you have gained individually and jointly will certainly go a long way in tackling the menace of violent crimes.
“But I must tell you that you cannot succeed if you are not
disciplined, and as officers and men of the force, you are all aware that indiscipline has no place with us.”
The AIG expressed appreciation to the American government and its embassy in Nigeria for updating the members of the Nigeria Police
Force in modern terror and crime-fighting skills and tactics.
LEADERSHIP Weekend recalls that 20 of the participants who
distinguished themselves during the programme would subsequently proceed to Jordan for another round of training.