Following the protracted internal security challenges bedeviling the nation, the Explosives Ordinance Disposal-Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Command of the Nigeria Police Force has trained 324 personnel on explosives techniques as part of effort to combat terrorism in the nation.
Addressing the 324 auxiliary personnel at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende Hills in Nasarawa Eggon LGA of Nasarawa State on Thursday, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, charged the trainees to use the knowledge acquired to tackle the menace of insecurity.
The IGP, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Federal Operations Department, Force Headquarters, Mr Bala Ciroma, said the training was aimed at enhancing and reinvigorating EOD-CBRN’s operations across the nation.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in charge of EODD-CBRN, Mr Zannah Shettima, warned the operatives to shun corrupt practices and display high sense of professionalism.
On his part, the Director, Peacekeeping and Coordinator, Police Special Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police Augustine Mose-Jagaba, expressed worry that insurgents were leveraging explosives and other weapons.
In his keynote address, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Shehu Umar-Nadada, charged the personnel to be proactive and work with other security agencies at all times.