Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, today 14th December, ordered the immediate deployment of officers under the Special Weapon and Tactical Team (SWAT).
SWAT is a replacement for Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Nigerian Police Force.
The IGP directed SWAT deployment for routine patrols across the country.
The IGP’s directive was addressed to the 17 Assistant Inspector Generals of Police in the Force and Commissioners of Police in Nigeria.
A statement with reference number CH:5350/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.20/340 was tagged “Deployment of Newly Formed Special Weapon and Tactical Team operatives,” Vanguard reports.
The statement read: “The Inspector General of Police directs that all recently selected and trained Special Weapon and Tactical Team (SWAT) operatives are to be deployed for routine duties across areas of responsibility immediately.”