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Female civil defence squad to guard Kwara schools against bandits, kidnappers

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) command in Kwara has set up a female squad to take charge of security in schools across the state.

“There is a need for a female squad that will keep watch over our schools and checkmate students’ abduction,” said the NSCDC commandant in Kwara, Makinde Ayinla, at a press conference in Ilorin.

Mr Ayinla explained that the squad NSCDC created the squad to prevent the abduction of students at schools.

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

Mr Ayinla added that the Kwara MSCDC command planned to “deal ruthlessly” with vandals, prevent economic sabotage and safeguard government installations and other properties.

The commandant also stated that the civil defence would work with the Nigeria Customs Service to tackle smugglers in Kwara’s border towns.

Mr Ayinla further stated that NSCDC intended to keep 24 hours surveillance on correctional centres to forestall any security breach.

He pledged that the corps would intensify efforts to train its officers, especially on handling weapons and intelligent information gathering, to aid their performance further.

The Kwara commandant also disclosed that the agro-ranger unit of the corps in 2021 handled 76 cases on agro-allied matters and farmer/herder clashes, resolving 63 cases.

(NAN)

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