The Nigeria Police is set to establish more Mobile Force Training Schools across the geo-political zones in the country.
Disclosing this while performing the official commissioning of the newly established Police Mobile Force Training School at Ende Hills, Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State today (August 12, 2020), Nigeria’s Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi said this was to boost the capacity of the Special Forces of the Nigeria Police to neutralize rising waves of violent criminalities across the country.
According to the Minister who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the event, the establishment of the Police Mobile Force Training School in Nasarawa State will “enhance the operational capacity of the Nigeria Police Special Forces in dealing with current trend of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, civil insurrection and other emerging crimes, bring pride to the policy thrust of our administration to modernise the Nigeria’s internal security framework through pro-active policing in line with international best practices.”
The Police Affairs Minister also expressed gladness that apart from establishing new training facilities, the police is restructuring existing ones to modernize them and set them up for effective service delivery.
He commended the Inspector-General of Police and his management team for their “dexterity, steadfastness and commitment to improve the Nigeria Police” while also expressing gratitude to the men and officers of the police for their sacrifices for the nation.
Also speaking at the event, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu said that the establishment of the new Police Mobile Force Training School in Nassarawa Eggon has brought the total number of such institutions in the country to three, the other two being at Gwoza Borno State and Illa-Orogun Osun State.
He promised that the three institutions will be optimally used by the Nigeria Police to “expose officers to be drawn from the Mobile Police Force, Counterterrorism Unit, Special Protection Unit, and the Nigeria Police Special Forces to modern tools for dissecting complex security threats and acquiring the strategic and tactical capacity towards planning and undertaking special operations within international best policing standards to mitigate threats.”
The police boss then disclosed that the establishment of the new training school was achieved strictly within the financial capacity of the Nigeria Police Force along with support from the Nasarawa State Government and well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).
He described such partnership between the police and strategic stakeholders as an indication that the community policing objectives of the current leadership of the Nigeria Police are being steadily achieved.
He appreciated Governor Abdullahi Sule as well as the people of Nasarawa State for the role they played in ensuring that the project was successfully executed and called for continuous support to see to it that the purpose is also achieved.
Earlier in his speech, Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr Abdullahi Sule appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the siting of the institution in Nasarawa State as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for conceiving the idea.
He expressed hope that the newly established Police Mobile Force Training School will boost the capacity of the police to tackle the security challenges threatening the lives and livelihood of the people of Nasarawa State and the nation at large.
The commissioning of the training school was witnessed by major political stakeholders as well as traditional rulers in the State.
The members of the host community were also not left out as they were seen singing and dancing, showing their happiness with the project.