In an attempt to protect Nigeria’s educational institutions, the Special Female Squad of the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Friday, visited Adorable British School, and Community Secondary School, Umuokpu, both in Awka, to sensitise the students and managements on safe and security-conscious learning environment.
The state commandant of NSCDC, Comdt Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, said the action followed directives of the commandant general of NSCDC, Dr Abubakar Audi.
He said the command embarked on the exercise to create awareness among students and teachers on the roles of the Specialised Female Squad and NSCDC in curtailing security threats around schools nationwide.
The state command’s public relations officer, ASC Edwin Okadigbo, quoted Comdt Chikere as saying the visit afforded the Female Squad an opportunity to sensitize the students and teachers on their roles in gathering credible intelligence and speaking out in cases of suspected movements around school environment.
DSC Okoye Ngozi, the Female Squad commander, who led the delegation, said the sensitization was to equip students and teachers with ‘the requisite knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour on the promotion of peace, security, stability and social cohesion as well as build their resilience levels to contribute effectively towards curbing crimes through information sharing with the security agencies’.
Okadigbo said, “The event was a success as the school administrators, teachers and students were appreciative of the gesture from the NSCDC in preparing them to be alert and responsive to odd situations that they may face.”