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Police Boss Sets Up School Protection Squad To Forestall Incessant Terrorist Attacks

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has announced the establishment of the Schools Protection Squad (SPS), a proactive initiative aimed at enhancing security and safety in educational institutions across Nigeria.

The police boss has also concluded plans to launch a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) handbook for the Safe Schools Programme, with the official launch and training event scheduled to take place on August 9.
The launch is planned to attract 250 individuals drawn from various sectors, including the presidency, executive, judiciary, legislature, security agencies, civil society organizations, media, school administrators, unions, and other stakeholders.
A statement today, July 31, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the Schools’ Protection Squad (SPS) is a specialized unit within the Nigeria Police Force that is tasked with drawing up policies and engaging relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety and protection of students, teachers, and school infrastructure.
He said that the squad will be equipped with relevant assets and advanced training to effectively respond to security challenges facing educational institutions.
Adejobi said that the launch of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) handbook for the Safe Schools Programme is an integral part of the initiative.
According to him, the 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 IGP 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.”

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