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Police to raise 1,850 operatives for SWAT

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THE Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is to kick start the recently created Special Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT) Unit with 1,850 operatives in the states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja any time from now, a credible source at the Force Headquarters, revealed this to Tribune Online.

The source said that already, Commissioners of Police in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Command have been directed to submit 50 names of personnel per state for the scheme.

The source further revealed that the CPs were strictly advised that no former member of the defunct SARS should be included on the list and that “the nominees should not have any pending or decided disciplinary case (s) and must be of impeccable character.”

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A letter with reference number CB:4770/YBS/ SHQ /SUB.1/89 dated 14 October, 2020 and signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) in Yobe State directed Police Area Commanders, Divisional Police officers and Officers in-charge to release the affected officers serving in their formations.

The letter titled: “Training of Nigeria Police Special Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT) to replace the disbanded Special AntiRobbery Squad (SARS),” says: “The Commissioner of Police warn and release the affected officers serving in your formations/Divisions to report at SHQ Damaturu on Friday 16 October, 2020 by 0800hrs prompt for CP’s briefing.”

On the document were 50 names of police officers made up of two Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs), two Superintendents of Police, four Deputy Superintendents of Police (DS P), five Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), three Inspectors, 30 sergeants and four corporals.

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The source said that all necessary arrangements had been concluded to ensure the immediate take-off of the training and formal launching of the new Security outfit by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu Though efforts to get the reaction of the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP, over the development proved abortive, however another Senior Police Officer at the Force Headquarters in Abuja confirmed the story.

According to him, “yes, we are commencing the training of SWAT Operatives anytime from now, each State Police Command and the FCT has been mandated to submit 50 names for the take-off of the pilot scheme, we are good to go now.”

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PASTOR AMEADAJI ENCOURAGES CHRISTIAN COUPLES TO STAY TOGETHER.

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An Area Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lokoja, Pastor Immanuel Ameadaji has urged Christians to strive in keeping their homes together and enabling their marriages function according to divine instructions.

He gave the admonition in a sunday sermon tagged ” Raising Godly Seed from Godly Family”, at the Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja.

Pastor Ameadaji, who was also a former Director of Administration and Finance of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation identified failure of marriages as one of the major causes of societal ills of the present age and urged Christians to be committed to their homes to raise godly seeds who would constitute a better society.

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He said couples should never consider divorce as an option in resolving their differences, stressing that God hates divorce Christians must obey His instructions.

Pastor Ameadaji who described marriage as a complex system where every part must function appropriately for the success of the whole, admonished Christian couples to dwell in love, submitting one to another and having passion for one another according to God’s injuctions.

He said they should operate within the biblical spelt out family roles to make their marriages work and beneficial to all members of their families and the larger society.

Speaking, the Pastor in charge of Salvation Area in Lokoja, Pastor Joachim Olorunfemi advised singles in the church to seek the face of God and His approval before going into marriage.

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He admonished Christians to always seek counsel from spiritual leaders when necessary to avoid grievous mistakes, and above all, to allow the Holy Spirit take control of their lives and homes.

The Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja operates a family forum programme every last Sunday of the month where members are given the opportunity to clarify issues bordering on successful family living.

Modupe Adegboro


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PASTOR AMEADAJI ENCOURAGES CHRISTIAN COUPLES TO STAY TOGETHER.

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An Area Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lokoja, Pastor Immanuel Ameadaji has urged Christians to strive in keeping their homes together and enabling their marriages function according to divine instructions.

He gave the admonition in a sunday sermon tagged ” Raising Godly Seed from Godly Family”, at the Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja.

Pastor Ameadaji, who was also a former Director of Administration and Finance of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation identified failure of marriages as one of the major causes of societal ills of the present age and urged Christians to be committed to their homes to raise godly seeds who would constitute a better society.

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He said couples should never consider divorce as an option in resolving their differences, stressing that God hates divorce Christians must obey His instructions.

Pastor Ameadaji who described marriage as a complex system where every part must function appropriately for the success of the whole, admonished Christian couples to dwell in love, submitting one to another and having passion for one another according to God’s injuctions.

He said they should operate within the biblical spelt out family roles to make their marriages work and beneficial to all members of their families and the larger society.

Speaking, the Pastor in charge of Salvation Area in Lokoja, Pastor Joachim Olorunfemi advised singles in the church to seek the face of God and His approval before going into marriage.

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He admonished Christians to always seek counsel from spiritual leaders when necessary to avoid grievous mistakes, and above all, to allow the Holy Spirit take control of their lives and homes.

The Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja operates a family forum programme every last Sunday of the month where members are given the opportunity to clarify issues bordering on successful family living.

Modupe Adegboro


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Kogi Warehouse Stampede: Nobody Died – Kogi Government

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The Kogi State Commissioner for information and communication Kingsley Fanwo has denied report making the rounds of death of some citizens during the distribution of the Covid19 palliatives in Lokoja today.

Some section of the media had alledgedly claimed that some Persons died as a result of stamped at the venue were the Government was distributing palliatives at Kpata.

But accoding to Fanwo: “No one was killed. It is sensationalism. Media practitioners should stop killing people with their pens. There were reports of injured persons. They have been treated. Some of them already discharged. Those journalists that reported death thought they could stir crisis in our dear state. But they will fail. Peace will continue to reign in our state.

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It could be recalled that before the rumour made the rounds, the Kogi State Government had in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, expressed deep appreciation to the good people of the State who turned out at the State Warehouse to share the remaining palliatives that were reserved for women and youth groups after Government had distributed the bulk of the palliatives to all the 21 Local Government Areas.

In a statement by the Government, ” The report at our disposal showed that Local Government authorities ensured the palliatives reached the masses and helped in ameliorating the hardship visited on our nation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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We urge our people to continue to stand tall in public conduct as Government will always put their welfare on the front burners.
The Government of Kogi State also wishes to sound a note of warning to miscreants that all constitutional efforts will be geared towards protecting shop owners in the state as any violation of law and order will be met with superior resistance by Law Enforcement Agencies.

Our people should go about their normal businesses as Kogi State remains safe.

 

 


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