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Five Nigerian cops feared killed in Israel/Lebanon war

Posted by By BEN OKEZIE on 2006/08/06 | Views: 1385 |

Five Nigerian cops feared killed in Israel/Lebanon war


There are fears that five Nigerian police officers sent on training to Israel may have lost their lives in the recent bombing of Nazareth by the defiant Hezbollah militants in Lebnon.....

There are fears that five Nigerian police officers sent on training to Israel may have lost their lives in the recent bombing of Nazareth by the defiant Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.

The five officers were said to have been sent on a two-week training programme by the Central Bank of Nigeria on top flight guarding of personalities at the apex bank in Abuja.

Informed sources said that the Hesbollah fighters fired rocket into Nazareth, one of the towns where the policemen were undergoing the training.

Sources at the CBN told Sunday Sun that the police officers were initially posted to the bank as orderlies but sequel to a policy to further train all the security personal including private guards, it was agreed that they be sent to Israel for the further training.

Informed sources at the Force Headquarters said that there was no information from the apex bank indicating that the policemen were to be sent on course to Israel, a situation that the police authorities are frowning at.

Sunday Sun gathered that the central bank had in the past sent policemen attached to its organisation on foreingn training courses without permission from the force.

"Police regulation is that any policeman posted to any top governmnt officer, is not allowed to move out of the area without obtaing permission from the police headquaters," a source said.

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