The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu announced the mandate for the newly formed Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), including response to robbery attacks, rescue operations, and special operations involving high-profile criminals.
This was posted on social media by the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday.
The Inspector-General of Police had earlier set up a new outfit to take over from the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force.
The new outfit known as Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of SARS.
In the recently published statement, the IG said their mandates include
- Response to robbery attacks.
- Response to scenes of weapons-related crimes.
- Rescue operations.
- Special operations involving high-profile criminals
The IGP also disclosed a new training schedule, which will take place from October 18 to November 7, 2020, at the PMF Training College, Ila- Oragun, Osun State for personnel of the newly formed SWAT unit.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) October 14, 2020