Cross River: Police order personnel to undergo arms-handling training

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The Cross State Commissioner of Police, Sule Balarabe, has ordered police personnel in the state to undergo retraining in arms handling.

Balarabe gave the order at his office in Calabar, stressing that the retraining is important to avoid what happened in Lagos State where a policeman was reported to have mistakenly shot a female lawyer.

He maintained that the Police will not take any chances even as the general election holds next month.

According to him, “Many of our men have forgotten the basic handling of firearms. Sometimes they become unconscious that they have cocked the firearms.”

“The retraining of our men in Cross River in arms handling will help to avert such accidental discharges especially as we get close to the general election period.”

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