About 50 security personnel from the National Police, Rwanda Defence Forces RDF) and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), yesterday, started a five-day training program in combating terrorism.
The training was organised by Rwanda National Police in collaboration with the US Embassy in Rwanda and conducted by the Defence Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS).
It will see the trainees acquire knowledge and skills on international laws that govern terrorism.
Commissioner of Police, Cyprian Gatete, who presided over the event, commended the US government for its continued support to promote the capacity building of the force.
“We will continue to work together to professionalise our police force and equip it with the necessary skills to deter and prevent any terror act,” Gatete said.
Terrorism, Gatete noted, is a transnational organised crime which requires knowledge in international legal aspects in order to effectively deal with it.
Habibu Abia from NISS, said that collaboration among security organs in the country is the best approach to deal with terrorism.
Major Robert Atienza, the head of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy in Rwanda, observed that it was vital that security organs learn international laws of fighting terrorism.
Police Spokesperson, Supt Theos Badege, said that the training would strengthen security organs in the country in preventing terrorist acts, both in the country and beyond.