By Abdullahi Yusuf
The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) has formed a Female Squad as part of its efforts to enhance security of lives and property in the state.
The Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Mohammed Lawal Falala, disclosed this while receiving the new Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the NUJ, Alhaji Aminu Garko, on a courtesy visit in his office on Thursday.
Falala said 62 female officers were drawn from the various departments and divisions under the command to form the squad, adding that the officers were currently undergoing in-house training at the command’s premises.
He said the command embarked on the initiative having secured the mandate from the Commandant-General of the Corps in order to achieve the objective.
The Commandant said on completion of the training which involved certain tactics on how to handle the assignment, 30 of the female officers would be deployed to female schools in the state to guard them under the Safe Schools Initiative.
He said the rest would be stationed at the command’s headquarters to be detailed for such duties as handling of female suspects that might arise from time to time.
He commended Journalists in the state, particularly members of the Correpondents Chapel, for publicising the activities of the command over the years, which he said, had helped in informing and enlightening the people about the operations of the corps.
Falala, therefore,assured of the command’s readiness to work with the media in the state to cement the existing relationship for the benefit of the two parties.
Earlier,Garko said the chapel would partner with the command in the areas of information gathering and dissemination for the overall development of the Corps and the nation.
He commended the Corps for the giant strides it had recorded in combating crime and criminality in the state, including phone snatching,and assured that members of the chapel would cooperate with it in consolidating the gains.