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#EndSARS: Germany offers to train Nigerian police officers on how to handle protesters without using guns

The German Authorities has provided to coach officers of the Nigeria Police Pressure on methods to handle protesters with out resorting to the usage of weapons.

 

A high-level delegation from Germany on Tuesday November 23, visited the Chairman of the Police Service Fee, Musiliu Smith, to hunt areas of collaboration on police coaching, reform, and different points.

 

A retired Inspector-Common of the German Federal Police, Matthias Seeger, who led the delegation, mentioned it might be an incredible begin for the police if his workforce might prepare the brand new crop of recruits into the Nigeria Police on greatest practices.

 

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“I feel the most effective is, for a begin, if you wish to construct a home, you begin with the basement. You concentrate on only a few issues, perhaps two or three. All of the demonstrations we had in Europe, there are only a few distinctive conditions the place police use their weapons; 99.9 per cent, no weapons.

So, we provide to coach for greatest practices. You may have an incredible likelihood while you prepare 30,000 younger ladies and men to develop into policemen, you are taking the most effective. It’s a giant likelihood for you now while you prepare younger individuals. This the way forward for the police of Nigeria, so that you prepare them nicely from the primary second.”he mentioned

 

Responding, Smith mentioned protesters in Europe are completely different from those right here in Nigeria.

 

“Let me draw your consideration to 1 challenge. When we’ve got protests or demonstrations on this nation, it might not be honest to check it to those in Europe and I’ve my causes for this.

For the final 5, 10 years, what the boys needed to face in such conditions, I feel they should be nicely ready in the event that they worth their very own lives. They should be well-armed, nicely ready in order that in the event that they tried all different technique of dispersing them or making arrests, they might take some choices or generally, some individuals get harm.

However on a couple of events, they’re pressured to make use of weapons not solely to avoid wasting their lives however the lives of harmless residents across the space. So, I don’t suppose they’re completely dealing with demonstrations very nicely, there’s a number of room for enchancment.” Smith mentioned

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