IGP Egbetokun Signs MoU With US Government On Operationalizing Special Intervention Squad

The IGP on Monday, joined representatives from the United States Government’s INL at the IGP’s Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

A statement on Monday, 18th December 2023 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the MoU focuses on the operationalization of the Special Intervention Squad, a joint initiative aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Nigerian Police Force in addressing emerging security challenges.

Expressing gratitude for the collaboration with the US Government, the IGP emphasized the importance of international partnerships in addressing transnational crime and ensuring the overall safety and security of the nation.

The Squad, a standby team of specially trained officers to quickly intervene in large occurrences, is aimed at combating the country’s threat of violent crime.

The Squad will be deployed in each command to deal with the state’s salient security challenges. Concrete steps have already been taken to facilitate the smooth take-off of the SIS in Ten (10) pilot states, already identified based on the recent violent crime assessment carried out in all the Thirty-six (36) states of the federation and the FCT, while the other Twenty (27) states will immediately follow.”

The IGP commended President Bola Tinubu for his kind approval for the specialized training of the initial team of instructors for the SIS.