In the wake of UNMIL drawdown, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization has trained additional 200 officers to be deployed at various border entries across the country. BIN spokesman Mr. Abraham Dolley said the recruits were trained to serve in various capacities, adding that the training started since February 10, 2016 and will end today, Friday, May 13.
He said the officers were taught about 32 course by some American officers in order to build a strong and effective Bureau.“As UNMIL is about to leave, the BIN will in all its power help to protect and secure Liberia”, Mr. Dolley said, noting that the BIN officers that are trained are well equipped and ready to protect Liberia as UNMIL leaves.
He said those to be graduated today are officers that Liberia can depend on because they are trained and ready to serve. Mr. Dollay disclosed that today’s graduation ceremony will be held at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
He also disclosed that already, the United Nations Development Program or UNDP has donated motorbikes to enhance the performance of officers of the border patrol unit as they deploy across the country.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne