NamPol counter-terrorism and analysis training closes

02 Mar 2018 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 02 MAR (NAMPA) – The two-week counter-terrorism and analysis training closed here on Friday.
The training, according to the Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Sebastian Ndeitunga, equipped participants with an overview history of terrorism in Africa, while enabling them to distinguish between different types of terrorism, and providing them with an understanding of strategic and tactical objectives of terrorism.
The training also enabled participants to identify terrorist tactics and targets while also providing knowledge of the strategic role of the analyst in the area of globalisation, and provide the knowledge of the strategic role of open source intelligence in the area of globalisation, said Ndeitunga.
Ndeitunga, who opined that terrorism is not limited by borders, urged the participants to use the newly-acquired knowledge to the best of their abilities so that it benefit the Namibian nation.
“What you have acquired during the past two weeks should now serve as a massive weapon in our quest to perfect our capabilities in the identification of different types of potential terrorist attacks and putting strategies in place to counter such attacks,” Ndeitunga said.
The training forms part of a memorandum of understanding signed with the Calabinieri, the Italian military police.
The course was attended by 37 representatives of NamPol, Namibian Correctional Services, and Namibian Central Intelligence Service.