[WORLD-NEWS] SWAT Operatives Have Been Deployed In Police Commands, Says Minister

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Operatives of the newly created Special Weapons and Tactics Team of the Nigeria Police have been deployed in various parts of the country.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, disclosed this on Friday when he featured on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He noted that the SWAT operatives have since concluded their training and were already supporting police operations in their respective states.

“They (SWAT officers) have ended their training and they have been posted to the State Police Commands that brought them for training.

“They are there with them and they are performing the functions of the SWAT,” the minister said on the political show.

Police authorities established SWAT in October 2020 to replace the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the force.

The immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, made the announcement in response amid protests by thousands of youths across the country.

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