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SOMALIA POLICE ATTEND COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING

Twenty-six police officers drawn from various police stations in Somalia attended the one-day training exercise aimed to equip and enhance the skills of the local police to counter terrorists. The police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and succeeded in concluding the training exercise for HirShabelle State Police on prevention and countering violent extremism and radicalization, through enhanced community policing.

The AMISOM Community Policing Adviser, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Daniel Chuks, said that the participants of the workshop were taken through relevant topics to enhance collaboration with the community since local communities are the target of extremists which will help to identify problems and provide solutions. This will help bring peace and order in Somalia.

Muse Yussuf Dhuhulow, the commander of an airport police station in Jowhar airport told the public that they were committed to the responsibility of working closely with the community, especially the elders so that they get to know them well and foil the plans of the terrorists and criminal.

The Communication Information Technology Services (CITS) Advisor to the AMISOM Police, Ibrahim Sini, finalized the discussion by stating that, Terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization have reigned havoc in Somalia over time. Given that, it is important for police officers who are the custodian of maintaining law, implementing the law, and maintaining peace in Somalia to have appropriate training and capacity to quickly identify and counter the threat of violent extremism.

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