Kayode Egbetokun
The Acting Inspector-General Of Police, Kayode Egbetokun

Insecurity: Nigeria Police Force Launches Squad To Protect Schools

10 months ago
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The Nigeria Police Force has announced the establishment of the Schools Protection Squad (SPS) which is a specialised unit with the mandate to improve and ensure security and safety in educational institutions across Nigeria.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Olukayode Egbedetokun, in a statement released by the Force Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday, said the move is part of Egbetokun’s policy geared towards the security of lives and property, most especially the safety of schools and students. Acting IGP, Egbetokun, Assumes Office, Promises To Deliver On Internal Security
The statement said, “In furtherance of the safety drives, the IG has also concluded plans to launch a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure handbook for the Safe Schools Programme.
“The official launch and training event is scheduled to take place on August 9, 2023, with the participation of 250 individuals drawn from various sectors, including the presidency, executive, judiciary, legislature, security agencies, civil society organizations, media, school administrators, unions, and other stakeholders.”
It further noted that the SPS is a specialized unit within the Nigeria Police Force tasked with drawing up policies and engaging relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety and protection of students, teachers and school infrastructure.
“The squad will be equipped with relevant assets and advanced training to effectively respond to security challenges facing educational institutions. The launch of the SOP handbook for the Safe Schools Programme is an integral part of the initiative. This comprehensive handbook outlines the best practices and guidelines for securing schools, risk assessment, emergency response protocols, and collaboration between various stakeholders.
“The SOP will serve as a crucial reference for educational authorities, security agencies, and other participants involved in the Safe Schools Programme, empowering them to take coordinated and effective measures in ensuring the safety and protection of schools.
“The Inspector-General of Police, hereby calls on all relevant stakeholders to actively participate and support the initiative for the safety and general well-being of our educational assets in Nigeria. The IG similarly believes that through collaborative efforts and a united approach, Nigeria can build a robust education system that guarantees a secure and conducive learning environment for every child,” the statement added.


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