The Acting Inspector General of Police (IG-P), Kayode Egbetokun, has announced plans to establish a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) to deal with security threats in the country.
Egbetokun disclosed this when he led the police force management team on courtesy call to Gov. Abba Yusuf of Kano State on Saturday at Government House.
He solicited support of the Kano state government in order to succeed with Kano being one of the pilot states.
“Your Excellency, I want to inform you that the present police management has decided to set up a squad called the Special Intervention Squad (SIS) to intervene quickly in crisis.
“Where there is crisis or violent crime in Nigeria we have a dedicated squad that can easily be deployed to take care of those challenges,” he said.
Egbetokun said that the need for the new squad could not be overemphasised as its success would depend on the cooperation and support the police got from Kano state government.
“We will equip the squad with well trained personnel and well remunerated to meet the overwhelming security challenges.
“The special squad will be specially trained, we will specially equip them, with modern working facilities. We will kit them properly and we will remunerate them specially. They will be so motivated to do their job.
“I want to appeal for cooperation and support of Your Excellency in making a success of this arrangement.
“We have chosen Kano state as one of the pilot states. But a lot will depend from the support we get from His Excellency.
“I honestly want you to take note of that and to take this as a request coming from the Nigerian Police to Gov. Yusuf,” he said.