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JUST IN: FG sets up Female Squad to tackle bandits

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has established a Female Squad to enhance security in schools susceptible to bandits’ attack.

The NSCDC Commandant-General, Ahmed Audi, disclosed this on Friday at the squad’s passing out parade at the corps’ training college in Katsina.

“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 the kidnapping of students for ransom have made it imperative to focus attention on intensifying security in schools environment,” the NSCDC boss stated.

He added, “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.”

Mr Audi pointed out that the corps would continue to take proactive measures in collaboration with sister agencies to guarantee security for the country’s socio-economic development.

The commandant-general charged the personnel to continue to do their best in combating security challenges facing the nation.