By Bukar Bolori
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has established School Safety Programme to ensure the safety of all schools across the country, the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi said on Wednesday.
He said that with the introduction of this programme, the recent abduction of students in part of the country would be curtailed.
Speaking while declaring open a two day workshop organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung for the corps state commandants in Abuja, Audi revealed that the school safety programme was an introduction by NSCDC of personnel who had undergone military training in combating asymmetric warfare to curb the increase rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
He said the workshop was meant to boost and strengthen the capacity of the various sate formations who are drivers of the core mandate of the Corps, adding that the corps had adopted a new approach of credible intelligence gathering based on scientific collaboration with the sister agencies in tackling insecurities head on.
He said the Corps remain committed to improving the capacity of it’s personnel through retraining and deployment of new strategies to ensuring protection of critical national assets.
He said: “I like to tell you that we are working hard and with scientific collaboration with the sister agencies, Nigerians will appreciate what we will be doing, the confidence that Nigerians have for the Civil Defence, we will reinforce and we are combat ready to use credible intelligence to fight this war. I like to assure Nigerians that Civil Defence will do her best to make sure that this insecurity incidences are curb.”