Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, on Monday inspected a training session of the new special squad of the Nigeria Police Force, Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) at the Police Mobile College in Eggon, Nasarawa State.
Over 400 personnel of SWAT are training at the centre.
Speaking at the event, the minister said he was happy with the progress the personnel was making and charged them to be good role models of the society.
“I believe at the end of this exercise you are going to come out as very dedicated and very committed mobile police officers who will be equal to the task we have assigned to you.
”Your new responsibility as a replacement to SARS is to face the challenges of armed robbery and other crimes across the country,” he said.
He also acknowledged the changing times and advised the personnel to uphold the principles of democracy and human rights as they get set to carry out their new task.
The minister further assured the personnel of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness to improve their welfare and other packages promised them.
The personnel who are over 400 have been undergoing training for weeks at the college, which is the second location of the SWAT personnel training in the country.
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