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Nigeria replaces SARS with SWAT

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has started training over 400 personnel as new Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) at the Police Mobile College in Eggon, Nasarawa State. SWAT will replace the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, who visited the college to inspect the training on Monday, said: “Your new responsibility as a replacement to SARS is to face the challenges of armed robbery and other crimes across the country.”

He aded that “I am happy with the progress the personnel is making and charged them to be good role models of the society.“

“I believe at the end of this exercise you are going to come out as very dedicated and very committed mobile police officers who will be equal to the task we have assigned to you.

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