ATMIS is deploying 160 officers to assist the Somali police pressure in legislation and order

Mogadishu, Somalia – The police part of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has been strengthened by the arrival of 160 officers from the Nigerian Police Unit, who will present assist to the Somali police pressure in accordance with Somalia’s transition plan.

The incoming contingent replaces one other, often called the Nigerian-formed police unit 10, which lately returned to Nigeria after finishing a mission that included serving to to supply safety in the course of the latest parliamentary and presidential elections.

According to the UN Security Council decision, the ATMIS police part can have 1,040 personnel, together with 5 Formed Police Units (FPUs), and can keep this quantity till December 2024.

“These officers are well-trained and disciplined. They will fulfill the mandate given to them and will not fail their country or the African Union,” stated Superintendent Mohammed Ibrahim, the contingent chief, when he acquired the officers on arrival. and Mogadishu.

Among different duties, officers are anticipated to assist specialised coaching, counseling and mentorship of the SPF, together with in joint patrols and safety of significant installations. They may also assist the service capability of the Somali police in the supply of police providers throughout Somalia and assist counteract violent extremism and social unrest by means of native policing, public order administration and different crime prevention methods.

Deputy Police Inspector Fidelix Jonah Awu, who led the incoming workforce, famous that the NFPU-11 is sufficiently ready to play its half in strengthening legislation and order, the rule of legislation and efforts to revive peace and stability in Somalia.

This is Nigeria’s eleventh police unit deployed to Somalia since 2012. The police contributing international locations (PCCs) in ATMIS are Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia, that are deployed throughout the 5 operational sectors.


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