Saturday, June 13, 2015

FG bans Police, other paramilitary agencies from use of camouflage uniforms

The use of camouflage uniforms by various security agencies other than the Armed Forces namely; Army, Navy and the Air Force has been banned.
The Nigerian Police will however use the uniform when in Joint Operation with the military or on special operation such as specific anti-riot missions.          
This followed the directive of the National Security Council, as it approved the recommendations of a committee on measures to streamline the use of camouflage uniforms, in view of the security implications and concerns raised on the clamour, duplicity and proliferation of camouflage uniforms in the country.
A statement on Friday by Defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade, said the use of camouflage/fatigue is therefore restricted to the military and for occasional use by the police henceforth.
The directive also stipulates that the military is to adopt only 2 types of camouflage for the 3 arms of the Armed Forces.
“All para-military agencies using various camouflage/fatigues uniforms have up to January 2016 to withdraw such materials currently in their inventory,” he said.

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