Friday July 6, 2018
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Thursday that its police component has offered a specialized training to regional police forces on crime prevention.
The AU mission said Jubbaland and Darwish riot police units based in Kismayo in southern Somalia was to be equipped with skills on preventing public order crimes related to unrest without harming those involved.
Ernest Martin Abilu, Coordinating Officer of AMISOM Police in Jubbaland state said in a statement issued in Mogadishu the training was aimed at preparing the police forces for the gradual handover of security responsibility during the transition period.
Abilu said the officers were trained on how to professionally handle public order crimes including riots, strikes, violent demonstrations and mob justice among others without maiming or causing death to members of the public.