114 policemen and Women have been deployed to Somalia to train their police officers. The African union Mission in Somalia(AMISOM) announced the arrival of the deployed officers to promote the stabilization effort in Somalia over the weekend.
Daniel Ali Gwambal, AMISOM Police operations coordinator said 30 of the police officers will get to serve under AMISOM for a year. He reveled that they will be deployed to Beletweyne Hirshabelle state while the rest will serve in various roles in the capital, Mogadishu.
He said in a statement, “They are here in order to fulfill the mandate of AMISOM with regards to operational support to the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali Police force(SPF)
“There are certain specific duties that are incumbent on them to perform while they are here such as regular patrols at checkpoints, guard statics duties and other duties that involve general policing”.
He also revealed that the officers will work on providing VIP escort and protection services, training, and assisting the somali police force in public order management.
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