The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday stated that the Police have successfully graduated 1,056 trainees who undergone police training in the prestigious training school located in Ilorin, Kwara State.
He stated this in Ilorin, Kwara State at the passing out ceremony of the newly recruited police special constabularies (community police) who would now be deployed to their various local governments to strengthen intelligence gathering and security in the state.
Addressing the Special Constabulary Police Graduants, the IGP said the trainees had been properly groomed in the basic knowledge of policing and respect for human rights of the citizens.
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He singled out Kwara State and the Governor for commendation for sponsoring the highest number of police constabularies for the initiative nationwide.
“The trainees here included 16 persons from each local government sponsored by the federal government and 50 persons (from each local government) sponsored by the state government which I considered the highest sponsored among the states of the federation, all together,”
according to Baba, who was represented by the Kwara State Police Commissioner Mohammed Bagega.
“We have 1,056 trainees who have successfully undergone police training in the prestigious training school located in Ilorin.
“I want to thank Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his unending support to the Police and for making the training of first batch of special constabulary candidates in Kwara State a reality.
“I want to also appreciate community policing advisory committee for the wonderful jobs they have been performing in the state.”
Baba advised the new constabulary policemen to remain disciplined, obey lawful directives, respect and protect human rights of all Nigerians and be good ambassadors of the Nigeria police in their respective communities.