Expert Advises Security Operatives on Professionalism

A security expert, Mr. Oluwafemi Ale says security operatives should be professional by using rules of engagement when dealing with a suspect.

He noted that the act would curb extra judicial killings recorded against security operatives in the country. 

Mr. Ale stated this at a 2 day security workshop organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC Oyo state command. 

He noted that most security outfits in the developed world hardly used weapons in tackling crimes, unless it was necessary.

Mr. Ale noted that apart from the use of fire arms, brutality and harassment, there were many alternatives that could be used in combating crimes like community policing, security customer relation and third party interventions. 

He opined that if the community would trust security operatives, this would enhance maximum performance through intelligence sharing from members of the public. 

Mr. Ale explained that part of the training of the workshop which included hostile environment protection, executive close protection, vision protection, executive self Defence, security surveillance, crowd control management and security strategic would go a long way in Enhancing the performance and efforts of the officers in tackling security. 

One of the participants, the counter terrorists unit commander, Mr. Akintayo Akande said the training would control some of their abnormalities and pit them on their toes to perform optimally in combating crime.

NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Michael Adaralewa who spoke through his second in command, Mr. Femi Eti said the workshop became imperative to enhance the development of the officers in fighting insecurity bedevilling the development of the country. 

Mr. Adaralewa therefore urged the particular to put all they have learnt into practice to support the mission of NSCDC in ensuring a crime free environment. 

Rasheedah Makinde 

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