oladapo Udom">


#EndSars: Former IGP lauds FG moves, calls for more training for personnel



Mr Sunday Ehindero, a former Inspector General of Police, has lauded Federal Government’s moves in forming the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

Ehindero told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday that the issue of regular training and retraining of the personnel would also bring about the required change from the new outfit.

“I am more interested in trainings. Any group that you have to bring in whatever name must be trained properly before they perform whatever duty that is required of them.

“The society is getting enlightened and what is obtainable some years ago is not what is obtainable now. So, you have to change with the society by organising regular trainings.

“Lack of training and capacity building programme has been the main problem of getting quality officers to discharge their duties properly in the service,” he said.

Ehindero said that SARS was supposed to be the teeth of the police in terms of confronting robbers, adding that reforming them was significant to achieve the initial objectives for creating them.

SARS is not a bad outfit, it is just that we have bad operators in the outfit.

“There is no organisation that does what we call quality control more than the police. However, each year we will need to weed out the bad eggs according to the extent of crime they committed,” he said.

The former police chief said that the government had done well for the police in reforming the police act which would take care of human rights and the conduct of policemen.

“The inadequacies in the force in terms of equipment, welfare and building will be taken care of partially. I am sure that the Police Trust Fund now will address the problem of trainings in the force,” he said.

Ehindero, however, urged the youths to be a little cautious and tactical with the way they were going about the protest.

“They should try to desist from creating unrest and disturbing people who are going about their respective businesses.

“They have made their point and I think they should wait on the government to react to their demands.

“Fortunately, the government has reacted positively by scrapping SARS and their willingness to reform the police,” the retired IGP said.

Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz
Source: NAN

Police brutality: Group applauds FG for setting up Judicial Panels nationwide EndSARS: Plateau NOA urges calm Cancer patients require special post-care treatment – Radiologist Rivers Govt set to employ 5,000 youths EndSARS protest: Badagry West council chairman commends youths good conduct NSE mulls listing by introduction, seeks members’ approval Hoodlums loot Kogi medical store, destroy equipment FG introduces disease resistance maize to farmers in A’Ibom – Official Man bags 5-year jail term for possession of hard drug EndSARS: Woman, 55 others arrested for alleged looting of warehouses in Kogi Embrace emerging modern biotechnology with potential to boost economy, Agency urges Nigerians Re-appointment: PDP chieftain asks INEC chairman to embrace more technologies Benue Govt. commends NAN over news content, says Agency one of the most reliable globally 4,418 farmers to benefit from Nigeria CARES agric. project in Edo Intensify investment in SMEs, industrial sector to address unemployment,  Expert urges FG    Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant against ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani #EndSARS: 4 Policemen die, 11 Stations razed in Anambra Sheath your swords, Omo-Agege tells Niger-Delta agitators Report looters to security agencies, Commissioner urges Plateau residents NGO urges FG, States to increase budgetary allocation on education to 15% Nasarawa Govt. builds bus terminus to ease Abuja-Keffi traffic gridlock Maulud: APC urges Muslim to pray for peace, unity Man, 29, bags 6 months jail term for shop breaking, stealing  Ogun lawmakers yet to receive constituency project allowance – Speaker FCT judiciary inaugurates digital court proceedings Benue Govt. spends N36bn on pensions, gratuities in 5 years – CPS Merkel plans to introduce COVID-19 ‘quarantine light’ from Nov. 4 China-aided port to boost Ghana’s fishing industry Driver docked for allegedly causing death of cyclist, passenger Rouhani urges Western countries to fix mistakes in relation to Islam cartoon  UN appoints NAPTIP’s DG into UNODC board of trustees Pro-Armenian protesters block French motorway over Karabakh conflict Erdogan condemns Charlie Hebdo as immoral 3 people dead in fire outbreak at hospital in Brazil Fake news: Involve media players in enacting relevant laws – Stakeholders Dry season: Gombe Fire Service cautions residents against fire outbreaks Watchdog promises to monitor Human Rights abuses in United States during Presidential election AU says deeply concerned over influx of foreign terrorist fighters into Africa Facebook, Twitter, Google will defend law protecting tech platforms Oyo govt. approves N9.3bn for purchase of 106 mass transit buses Trader in court for allegedly stealing property worth N2.2m Man, 25 arraigned over alleged N860,000 fraud #ENDSARS: MURIC urges Nigerians to pray for Nigeria Police Force Book seller counts losses as EndSARS protesters invade shop Buhari inaugurates 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem Insurgency: Gov. Zulum donates N180m, foodstuffs to Civilian JTF China to help Taiwan enterprises fight epidemic, resume production 26 fishermen missing as typhoon Molave slams into central Vietnam #EndSARS protest: Council boss laments loss of N1.5b assets Ancient kiln relics discovered in south China