On Wednesday 1st March, 2017 the Nigeria Police Force completed the rotation of its Formed Police Unit (FPU) to Liberia in support of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). One hundred and twenty officers forming the unit led by a Commander was deployed for a twelve month tour of duty to replace similar number of personnel who were deployed in January 2016. While addressing the FPU on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Peacekeeping, Department of Operations FHQ Abuja, ACP Sadiq Idris Abubakar said
“I want to charge you to be good ambassadors of this country and to be good ambassadors of the Nigerian Police Force. There is no monkey style and there is no half way job, you must do your best and continue to be excellent ambassadors of this country as you have always been.”
He also charged the unit to conduct their duties in line with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police IGP IDRIS K. Ibrahim NPM, mni to uphold professionalism, discipline, hard work and diligence. He admonished them to eschew all acts of indiscipline and misconduct. He reminded them to always be guided by relevant SOPs, Guidelines, Directives and Instructions regarding their service with the Mission in addition to provisions of Police Act & Regulations as well as Force Orders. The contingent’s tactical demonstration of special policing areas including Public Order Management, Crowd Control, Tactical Progression, Weapon Handling, Firearm Proficiency, Special Operations, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), Conduct & Discipline, Working with Mission Partners, Cultural Awareness, Stress Management and other topics in line with the UN Standard Pre-deployment Training Curriculum was indicative of their preparedness for the task ahead. The unit had been assessed on its operational capability by a Formed Police Assessment Team dispatched by the UNHQ.