“We are here for a very specific mission
; those of us that are from Africa, just to ensure that there is peace and stability in our sister country and that we also create reconciliation amongst our brothers and sisters. We are not here to stay, we have an agenda which is specific, which is 2016, we should be able to go back to our home countries and allow Somalia to be run and governed in peace by the
19. Close up shot, Nigerian female police officer 20. Close up shot, Commissioner Anand Pillay 21. Med shot, Nigerian police officers listening to Hon. Lydia Wanyoto Mutende 22. Close up shot, Rex Dundun 23. Wide shot, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Akin Fakorede, the commander of the Nigerian IPOs 24. Med shot, Anand Pillay Commissioner AMISOM police, Hon. Lydia Wanyoto Mutende DSRCC and Deputy Commissioner Benson Oyo-Nyeko 25.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) AKIN FAKOREDE, COMMANDER NIGERIA IPOs:
“A lot of peacekeepers have worked so hard from when
the mission begun in 2007 thus far, so we are coming here to see how we can drive the mission forward,
progressively towards peace.”
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (DSP) JUSTINE ENEFU:
“We are going to mentor and advise
, more especially the women. At the same time we are going to build their capacity to see how we reform them to be a
27. Close up shot, female police officers 28. Med shot, Police officers at the closing ceremony 29. Wide shot, Police officers at the closing ceremony
23 officers of the Nigerian Police Force serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have completed a six day induction course as they begin their tour of duty. The newly deployed Individual Police Officers (IPOs) including 8 women and 15 men arrived in Mogadishu this week. The training covered different aspects including understanding the mission mandate, Somalia and its culture, humanitarian and international law, civil military co-ordination and dealing with cultural diversity, among others. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the officers
induction training, the AMISOM Police Commissioner, Mr. Anand Pillay challenged the newly deployed officers to take their role serious and pledged to give them the support they need.
“Wherever you are posted, we will be monitoring and assessing your
performance. We will also be providing you with the necessary support from our