335 ICPC Officials Trained To Handle Weapons



About 335 officials of ‎the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences  Commission , were yesterday, presented with certificates for weapon handling and intelligence gathering.

Speaking at the ‎presentation of certificates for weapons handling by the commandant of the 177 Guard Battalion at the ICPC headquarters, the Chairman of the Commission, Ekpo Nta said with the training, the officers and men of the Commission were better equipped  to tackle crimes as law enforcement agents.

The chairman further explained that when he assumed office as the chairman of the Commission, members of  staff were operating without proper field expertise as it would always require the services of other security agencies to handle cases.

He however, pledged  ‎that further training would  be intense as the Commission had made arrangement for 250 computers for the e-leaarning centre and arrangements were  also in place for the implementation of physical exercise as compulsory for the staff of the commission.

While commenting on the importance of the training, the secretary of the ICPC, Elvis Oglafa noted as an agency that required intelligence gathering, the training would  aid the Commission in handling some of their cases where its staff were  sometimes, faced with attacks and hostility associated with the nature of the job.

He also noted that the training would improve the aspect of discipline in the commission as the staff had now be trained to behave and respect seniority  as it is obtained in security agencies.

While congratulating the members of  staff for successful completion of the three months training that held between November, 2013 through February, 2014; representative of the commandant of the 177 Guards Battalion,  Ben Ikpolo said the training re-enforced  the need for improved security in the face of the current security challenges.



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