Kidnappings: Kwara Governor approves deployment of NSCDC female squad to guard schools

*Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has created a trained female squad to keep watch over schools to checkmate students’ abduction from January 2022

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In a strategic move to checkmate the commonplace students’ abduction, the Krawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it created a Female Squad to man security in schools and colleges across the state.

ConsumerConnect reports the newly established squad was established primarily to check the abduction of students from schools in the state.

A photo collage of young learners in Nigerian schools and colleges

Mr. Makinde Ayinla, NSCDC Commandant in Kwara State, who said this Tuesday, January 4, 2022, in Ilorin , the state capotal, also briefed reporters on the activities of the security agency in 2021.

Ayinla stated: “A Female Squad that will keep watch over our schools to checkmate students’ abduction will be unveiled this month (January 2022).

“We have trained some selected personnel on this and with the permission of the state governor, we will deploy them to schools this month.”

Ayinla also warned that the security outfit would deal ruthlessly with vandals, this year, in its efforts at preventing economic sabotage while safeguarding government installations, critical infrastructure, and other assets in the state.

The NSCDC would work in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to tackle smuggling across the border towns in Kwara, noted the NSCDC State Commandant.

He further stated the preparedness of the agency to keep 24-hour surveillance on correctional centres to forestall any breach of security at the facilities.

According to Ayinla, the agency will intensify efforts at training its personnel, especially in the areas of how to handle weapons, as well as intelligence and information gathering to further aid their superior performance.

The Commandant added that the Agro-Ranger Unit of the NSCDC handled 76 cases on agro-allied matters and farmers-herders clashes in 2021.

The NSCDC as well resolved 63 of the cases with consumers in the state in the last year, said he.

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