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Civil Defence Launches Female Anti-Kidnapping Unit

In a bid to address the challenges regarding insecurities 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.

Conveying this message is 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.

Civil Defence Female Anti-Kidnapping Unit

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.

Audi expressed the notion that women can also be a tool to reduce the security challenges facing Nigeria today.

He restated the belief that the Nigerian woman can contribute and participate fully in achieving the task of nation-building.

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.

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