Enanga said that the officers were invited to conduct a three months’ military training for the recently recruited 4500 Probation Police Constables –PPCs and 500 Learner Assistant Inspector of Police –LAIPs.
The two groups started their 12 months course on September 14. However, Enanga said since then they have majorly been undergoing intensive scrutiny exercise intended to test their mental and physical eligibility.
Enanga says that military training will among other things prepare trainees to accomplish tasks in a challenging environment like hard to reach areas and military-like confrontations.
After the 12 weeks of the military course, recruits will now be subjected to police training which will basically rotate around police and law, crowd control, investigations, crime scene management and responses to security alerts.
Enanga said that more than 800 trainers have been prepared to ensure the 5,000 recruits receive the necessary skills in their one year of training.