The Nigerian Police K9 Unit is designated to take care of the police dogs specially trained for security and detecting explosives.
Dogs have long been involved in warfare, and their use on the battlefield goes back several thousand years. They were used in various capacities by the Ancient Egyptians, the Ancient Greeks, and the Romans, and they’re still used to this day as scouts, trackers, sentries, and mine detection dogs.
Millions of K9 dogs worldwide have served during Wars. These dogs have also accompanied security operatives into combat during major conflicts. In homage to these incredibly animals, Gallant Military Info has made a photo compilation of our favorite service dogs in the Nigerian Police K9 Unit.
K9 are known to possess extra-ordinary capacity for detection of Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), narcotics and other illicit drugs, firearms and other prohibited items which criminals usually engage for the perfection of their criminal activities.
The Police has the most equipped, experienced, highly-trained, and functional K9 Section, they also have commendable antecedent of successful anti-crime, crowd control and civil disorder management operations in the country.
Training of dogs to perform as a guard or watch dog requires special skills only available to security intelligence professionals. A properly trained security dog can effectively replace up to 3 static police officers.
The K9 dogs have an incredible sense of hearing and a powerful sense of smell that can enable them to detect disturbances from a long distance, well before any person or high tech alarm will respond.
K9 are known to possess extraordinary capacity for detection of Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), narcotics and other illicit drugs, firearms and other prohibited items which criminals usually engage for the perfection of their activities.
As part of its continued efforts to deal with contemporary security challenges bedevilling the country, the Nigerian Police K9 units has continued to contribute its quota to crime prevention and Formation and implementation of policies on anti-terrorism.