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U.S. partners Nigeria Police on safety, anti-terrorism

The Nigerian Police and United States are partnering to help officers acquire skills and expose them to lasts trend in fighting terrorism, specifically for operations in North-East Nigeria.

Recall that for the pass one month, United States’ instructors have been training Anti-Bomb Squad officers of the police in Lagos on skills to combat terrorism.

The Regional Security Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, Scottie Blanset, at an event, reiterated his country’s commitment to assist Nigeria in ending terrorism.

Still at the event, deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations, Joshak Habila, advised participants to live up to their responsibilities.

“We domesticated this training by training you so that you can adopt the knowledge you have acquired, input the local content of it and also synchronise that with what we call the Nigerian type of terrorism (which is Boko Haram),” Habila said.

Chika Maidama, the police anti-bomb commissioner of (EOD), said that the knowledge and skills acquired by participants during the training would be put to good use.

About 60 EOD officers from across police units in Nigeria benefitted from the one-month Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) course.

Source: Channels TV

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