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.