Some officers of Nigeria’s National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, paid a study visit to the headquarters of the Ghana Police Service.
According to the Ghana Police Service, the visit by the Nigerian security officers is part of their research on security in Ghana.
“Course 42 Officers of Nigeria’s National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies have paid a study tour to the Police Headquarters, as part of their research on security in Ghana. The team paid the visit today. 20th October 2020,” the Ghana Police Service stated.
Interestingly, these Nigerian security officers are visiting the Ghana Police at a time when protests are being held in Nigeria against police brutality.
The protests started after officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force were accused of extortion, harassment, abuse and murder of citizens.
The protests forced the Nigerian government to dissolve SARS across the country. However, a few days after dissolving SARS, the government announced that a new unit named Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will replace SARS.
The setting up of a new unit to replace SARS did not stop Nigerians from protesting, as they believe that the creation of SWAT will not end police brutality in the country, hence their demand for a reformation of the Nigeria Police Force.
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