Over 40 Malawi army soldiers and police officers have completed a joint five week anti terrorism drills gaining extraordinary skills on how to find insurgency, just two days before terrorists hit Ivory Coast where 14 people were killed.
Deputy Army commander Supuni Phiri and Deputy Police Inspector General of Police Rodney Jose were all smiles during the graduation ceremony at Malawi Armed Forces College in Salima on Friday, saying the men in uniform and the law enforcers were now well prepared to take on terrorists should they dare struck Malawi.
Phiri said the security men learned advanced and sophisticated methods of urban shooting and how to deal with hostage taking.
“This was a very important course for the security of our country,” said Phiri.
Malawi and other countries in southern Africa are hitherto free from terrorists that have now taken West Africa and East Africa, the mostly Muslim nations as their bases.
Boko Haram is a Nigerian based terrorism group which has since linked up with Somalia based al Shabab, an Islamic fundamentalist group terrorising Somalia and Kenya.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :