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AMISOM Police Holds Training On Counterinsurgency For Somali Police Force
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AMISOM Police Holds Training On Counterinsurgency For Somali Police Force

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has organized a 10-day training course on countering insurgency for the Somali Police officers to improve their expertise in fighting terrorism. The officers will also be trained on how to protect vulnerable populations, mainly women and children, from various forms of crimes. The trainings sponsored by the Japanese government, through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), was opened by the Deputy Somali Police Force (SPF) Commissioner, Brig. Muktar Hussein Afrah, and AMISOM Police Trainer, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Christopher Kashita. SSP Kashita noted that the two courses were aimed at strengthening the capacity of the SPF to improve service delivery and enhance public safety. “The basic counterinsurgency course is aimed at equipping the participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to effectively counterinsurgency activities in their areas of operation and Somalia at large,” the AMISOM officer noted. SSP Kashita said the objective of the women and child protection course was aimed at enhancing participants’ capabilities to effectively protect vulnerable groups, especially women and children, in a post conflict environment.