POLICE Hail Setting Up Of NSCDC Special Female Squad To Safeguard Schools.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Veterinary, Mrs Aisha’atu Abubakar has commended the initiative of the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi for establishing Special Female Squad (SFS) and the relentless efforts in the fight against insecurity occasioned by banditry, kidnapping, abduction of school children in some parts of the country.
AIG Abubakar said this while receiving the National Commander of the Special Female Squad, CSC Oluwakemi Imohnike and her entourage who paid a courtesy call to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja to furnish strengthen the existing collaborations between the two sister security agencies.
While speaking on the activities of the Special Female Squad both in Abuja and other States of the federation Imohnike said that the NSCDC SFS was primarily established as a response to the clarion call by the federal government through the office of the Minister of Interior, Engr. Rauf Aregbesola tasked the NSCDC Commandant General to develop a robust scheme that would tackle the menace of insecurity in schools.
“This pragmatic move of course is in tandem with the federal government safe schools initiative and since formation, the Special Female Squad has not rested on her oars”
” Immediately the SFS was established we leveraged on the maximum support given by the Commandant General who had already set up a committee of intellectuals in corps that conducted a vulnerability studies on all schools across the federation, it was deduced that from over 82,000 government and private schools in the nation about 62,000 had no perimeter fencing or any security measures put in place to forestall external aggression and this informed our determination to put an end to kidnapping and abduction of School Children across the nation”.
The Special Female Squad National Commander further said the Corps has employed a non-kinetic approach in tackling insecurity by carrying out sensitization and awareness programs in Secondary Schools in Abuja and the entire federation as the students are being exposed to necessary security tips that would enhance their knowledge and make them develop a security-conscious mindset in their day to day activities.
In her response, AIG Aisha’atu Abubakar lauded the NSCDC Commandant General for giving the female personnel the opportunity of exercising their fundamental strength by contributing their quota to the protection of lives and properties of the citizens; noting that women are diligent and dogged agents of positivity when given the much-needed support and encouragement.
She further affirmed that her office would facilitate a more elaborate interactive session, Security workshop and seminars between the two agencies to foster and strengthen the existing synergy and engender stronger collaborative effort in the fight against insecurity.