The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed that the new Police Tactical Team will operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.
According to a statement signed by the force public relations officer, Frank Mba, reiterates that no personnel of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will be a member of the new Tactical Team.
The Inspector-General of Police said the NPF is partnering with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Development Partners for the training of the Tactical Team which commences Monday, 19th October 2020 at the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Training School, Ila Orangun, Osun State and the PMF Training School, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State.
He noted that the officers selected for the training are young, smart, and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven years of 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 IGP also seeks the cooperation of the citizens in the ongoing development drive for a new and reformed Nigeria Police Force.
He enjoins all Nigerians to be patient and to believe in the reform processes which are all directed at ensuring the security, safety, and rights of all.