Sunday August 29, 2021
MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali police chief Abdi Mohamed Hijaar Saturday officiated a commencement ceremony of 49 female elite forces following their specialized training in Turkey.
The officers drawn from the Harama’ad police unit graduated from a Turkish training academy.
The police commandant said the group was the last group to have completed the advanced training.
“This training is part of a special operations training. This batch of female officers is the last to complete this training, ”said Hijaar.
Besides the Harama’ad police unit, Turkey also trains the Gorgoor Battalion of the Somali National National Army.
Turkey also operates a military training academy in Mogadishu, which trains army recruits.
The female officers are expected to return home soon.