Imo Police Command Retrains 134 Officers On Special Arms Usage

Channels Television  
Updated August 14, 2013

Imo state Police command has trained 134 police officers in the area of special arms handling, kidnapping and sharp shooting, as part of the measures put in place to combat crime and other criminal related offences in the state.

Staged at the Mopol 18 squadron in Owerri the Imo state capital, the Imo state commissioner for police, Mr Mohammed Katsina who was received at the Mopol 18 squadron with a quarter guard parade as men and officers of the Nigerian Police across the state gathered at the venue for the passing out ceremony of the trainees who have just completed 2 weeks intensive training in professional handling of firearms, techniques of rescue in kidnap incidents and other related offences.

As part of the activities lined up for the programme, there were various displays of what has been learnt over two weeks, like stripping and assembling of firearms,  martial arts, rescue operations during kidnap and display of combatants.

Mr Katsina said the programme is borne out of the objectives of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, which encourages training and retraining of police officers, so as to get acquainted with modern day technologies to combat crime such as kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal related offences, while commending the trainees for their perseverance and endurance during the two weeks intensive training.

He noted that the training will go a long way ensuring that competent and well trained police officers are deployed to different areas in the state to tackle the menace of kidnapping, armed robbery and hooliganism.

The commissioner also used the opportunity to present awards to officers who were outstanding during the two weeks training.

Participants at the training promised to exhibit the knowledge gained during the training to help combat crime in the state.