In response to the security challenges facing the country, Police Inspector General Alkali Usman has urged Nigerians not to panic, assuring that the force is making every effort to address the threat.
IGP Alkali spoke at Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende Hills in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Thursday at the graduation ceremony of 324 police personnel trained in the technique of explosive ordnance disposal – Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Engineering .
He explained that the 324 personnel attached to the EOD-CBRN command of the Nigerian Police Force have been trained to effectively carry out the enhanced disposal of explosives.
The police chief noted that the trainees have familiarized themselves with safety and security guidelines in EOD-CBRN operations, as well as emerging global threats and mitigation strategies.
The IGP, represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Federal Operations, Armed Forces Headquarters, Abuja, Bala Ciroma, said: “Every facet of our national life demands solutions to address the insecurity in the land and the danger of uncertainty undoubtedly calls for a new approach to manage it effectively.
“This training aims to improve and revitalize EOD-CBRN operations across the country by ensuring that sufficient skilled personnel are available to combat internal insecurity in the country, and the 324 participants have been exposed to the current methods and methodology in countering threats related to terrorism.
“I therefore urge all successful trainees to use the knowledge gained to turn the tide of illegal use of explosives, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials, to perpetuate crimes in every nook and cranny of Nigeria.”
For his part, the Police Commissioner in charge of Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Command, Zannah Shettima, expressed his gratitude to the IGP for the approval and funding of the 19A EOD-CBRN basic training.
While CP Shettima urged the 324 newly trained staff to work closely with other security forces to quickly tackle crime in the country, CP Shettima warned staff against corrupt practices and added that anyone found too light will be sanctioned. be carried out in accordance with established laws.
“Given the current security challenges, I urge all of you to maintain a cordial working relationship with other security forces at all times. The commando alone cannot work in isolation, hence the need to partner with sister agencies to minimize crime.
“Also, all of you must avoid all forms of corrupt practices, as anyone found wanting will be removed from command without delay. So you are advised to be disciplined, dedicated and diligent and show a high sense of professionalism in carrying out your duties,” added CP Shettima.
One of the trained staff speaking on behalf of the others, SP Phebe Danbaki, thanked the IGP and the Police Commissioner for organizing the training and promised to use the skills they had gathered to protect the nation from all kinds of threats.
The Nigeria Police Force had graduated 192 personnel who had also been trained in Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Engineering, at the same training school in Nasarawa State on July 7, 2022.