The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has created a New Unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS)
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba who made this known said the new unit is named Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
He explained that the unit, would fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS.
DCP Frank Mba said recruitment had commenced for operatives of the new unit, stating “prospective members of this new team will also undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment.
“They are to commence training at the different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next week.
He said ” personnel from the Police Commands in the South-East and the South-South would be trained at the Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State.
While those from the North and the South-West would be trained at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State and the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, respectively.
The Force Public Relations Officer, however enjoined members of the public, to exercise restraint and allow measures being put in place to materialise adding that the Force would continue to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.”