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NSCDC inaugurates female strike force to guard schools in Abuja

The NSCDC says it inaugurated a female strike force to protect Abuja schools.

• March 29, 2024

The FCT commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Olusola Odumosu, has inaugurated NSCDC’s female strike force to protect Abuja schools.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, Samuel Idoko, on Thursday said the inauguration followed the completion of three days of training for the personnel.

Mr Odumosu said the strike force’s primary responsibility was to ensure the safety of all schools in the territory. He said the training had equipped them with the needed skills and capabilities to carry out their duties.

According to him, the training is a follow-up to the recent meeting of all FSF unit commanders with the commandant general, Ahmed Audi.

Mr Audi had charged them to be up and doing, given the reported cases of kidnapping in some parts of the country.

“The training is imperative to ensure compliance with the CG’s directive on the mandate of securing schools for the safety of students and staff. Cases of abduction in schools must come to an end, that is the primary purpose of this training.

“We need to restore the confidence of the people in our ability to secure schools in the FCT,” the commandant said.

He called on schools in the FCT to register with the National Safe School Response Coordination Centre to be added to the ecosystem.

Mr Odumosu explained that the registration was free and meant to ensure better coordination and quicker and more efficient responses to emergencies.

Mr Odumosu assured us that personnel would be trained and retrained regularly to respond promptly to any security threat.

“We must make schools safe haven once again for children,” he added.

He charged the female strike force with conducting routine patrols and surveillance of schools to prevent threats and attacks.

He also urged the strike force to hold periodic security awareness and enlightenment talks for students and teachers.

Mr Odumosu also directed the operatives to abide by the corps’ standard operating procedures in discharging their duties and avoid overzealous use of force or firearms.

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