In a bid to address the challenges regarding insecurity in Nigeria, the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has launched an anti-kidnapping unit comprising only female officers.
The idea of the Corps to create an all-female squad is coming from the backdrop of its “Safe School Initiative,” a programme introduced to ensure a reduction on the incessant attacks of education institutes in the country.
This was disclosed by the Commandant-General of the Civil Defence, Abubakar Audi, during the special simulation training that accommodated the unit’s unveiling yesterday in Abuja.
According to the Commandant-General, NSCDC set up the unit with the objective to avert unforeseen strikes on schools across the nation.
The Corps showed concerns over the constant killing and kidnapping of students with promising futures, noting that the first unit of all-female officials was deployed to Kastina State and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, respectively.
He restated the belief that the Nigerian woman can contribute and participate fully in achieving the task of nation-building. Audi expressed the notion that women can also be a tool to reduce the security challenges facing Nigeria today.
Partly, efforts of the all-female anti-kidnapping squad would complement their male equivalents and collaborate soon with other relevant security agencies in achieving a Nigeria free of security challenges.