The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has created a Female Squad for the purpose of enhancing security in schools vulnerable to bandits’ attack.
This was revealed on Friday by the NSCDC Commandant-General, Mr. Ahmed Audi at the passing out parade of personnel of the squad at the corps training College in Katsina State.
He said “the Female Squad is a necessity established out of the need to curb the recent rise of insecurity and that the corps would continue to take practical measures in collaboration with other agencies to ensure security for development of the country.”
Mr. Audi charged the personnel to continue to do their best in fighting the security challenges facing the country.
“Female Squad is a child of necessity borne out of the need to effectively curtail the recent upsurge of insecurity occasioned by armed banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and the need to effectively implement government’s proposed Safe School Initiative.
“Recent upsurge and frequency of attacks by bandits who engage in kidnapping of students for ransom has made it imperative to focus attention on intensifying security in schools environment.
“This is a proactive measure toward guaranteeing safety and restoring the confidence of students, parents, teachers and the community in the country’s security architecture” he said.