Army Restates Partnership With NSCDC To Tackle Insecurity - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Army Restates Partnership With NSCDC To Tackle Insecurity

ABUJA - The Nigerian Army has renewed its commitment to strategic partnership with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in order to tackle the rising wave of insecurity across the nation.

Director, Public Relations at the NSCDC Headquarters, DCC Olusola Odumosu in a statement said the Chief of Army Staff COAS, Gen. Faruk Yahaya made the pledge on Wednesday in Abuja when he received in audience the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

He assured NSCDC of his willingness to maintain synergy with the Corps, explaining that synergy and inter agency cooperation forms part of his vision for effective service delivery.

The COAS expressed the readiness of the Nigerian Army to harness the potentials of NSCDC and leverage on the existing relationship with the organization whose presence is in all the local governments areas of the nation for optimal performance.

Citing Operation Polo Shield among other Joint Security Operations between the Army and the NSCDC, Gen. Yahaya commended personnel of the Corps for their professionalism and dedication to duty especially in the South-South, North East, and deployment for election and others.

He applauded the CG for his efforts in transforming the service and upholding professionalism upon his assumption of office, promising the readiness of the Army to assist with more training for the personnel.

Earlier, Dr. Audi recalled how impactful the Army has been to the NSCDC, citing the recent training of members of the Special Female Squad in Katsina by officers of the 17 Brigade Katsina and how good members of the squad deployed to schools are discharging their duties.

Adopting the non-kinetic approach, the corps helmsman explained that the newly established Special Female Squad through the School Community Security Vanguard (SCSV) has been able to ensure relative security of schools through intelligence sharing. 

The CG assured COAS and other security agencies in the country of the Corps’ readiness to continue synergizing in the areas of intelligence sharing and other joint security operations for enhanced security of lives and property as well as protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.

The Army which had in the past trained NSCDC personnel in Counter-Terrorism and other law enforcement areas in Kachia and Kontagora, Kaduna and Niger States respectively.

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