Insecurity: NSCDC inaugurates 35 Special Female Squad to tackle kidnappings, rape, others

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has trained and graduated 35 Special Female Squad, to help in tackling frequent attacks and kidnapping of students, rape, human trafficking and other crimes.

The Bauchi State Commandant of the NSCDC, Nurudeen Abdullahi, who stated this in his welcome address at a graduation ceremony said the Squad started with only eight officers and later the number was increased to 35.

He said, “The wisdom of the Commandant General, in tackling the kidnapping of students in some part of the country, abduction of women and children, rape and human trafficking which have become rampant in our societies, brought up the idea of training our female personnel to intervene in some of these issues.

“In our effort to form the squad, we had a big challenge because the female officers hid, and we had to start with only eight officers. Later, they began to join and today, we are passing out 35 female officers. I commend the initiative of the instructors who made the training very interesting which motivated other female officers to join the squad.”

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Abdullahi commended the Bauchi state governor for his support to the security agency and for creating the atmosphere in which security heads bring out their talents and experiences in tackling security challenges in the state.

The NSCDC boss who congratulated the graduands at the ceremony said to them that, “you have been chosen and trained for a special task to ensure we have a crime-free state. Be informed that the SFS will be deployed to strategic areas of concern including the office of the First Lady.”

In her speech at the occasion, the Special Guest of Honour, the Bauchi State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, commended the NSCDC for the initiative which has given women an opportunity to contribute to national security.

The First Lady, who was represented by the Chairperson, Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children, represented by Yelwa Abubakar-Tafawa Balewa, noted that the idea shows that the Corps is gender-sensitive and the 30 per cent affirmative derivational principle of the women is accomplished.

“The idea of training the Special Female Squad was based on the security challenges facing the country most especially the kidnap of Chibok, Dapchi and a host of others, whose memories remain fresh in our minds.

“Therefore, the Special Female Squad personnel were trained to be deployed to various schools in Bauchi state and other strategic places in order to curtail the excesses of the ugly situation.

“The effort of the state Commandant in implementing the good initiative of the Commandant-General by training these elegant, charming, agile and good-looking young ladies for this onerous task and the desire of the Corps in putting to an end the incessant kidnapping of school students to an end, needs to be commended,” she stated.

The First Lady charged the graduands to prove their mantle that they can do better in carrying out their assignment without compromise.

She said, “in spite of your training, you must be submissive to your husbands as wise and good wives, in accordance with the teaching of the holy books.

“Therefore, as you will be deployed to your various beats, be loyal, honest, trustworthy and dedicated to your job. Money, time and energy expended on you during the training must not be in vain. You must be proud ambassadors of your families, the Corps, the state and nation at large.”

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