NSCDC Inaugurates 100 Female Strike Force For Safe Schools In Benue

By Damilare Adeleye

The Benue State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has inaugurated 100 Female Strike Force (FSF) to beef up the federal government’s Safe School Initiative (SSI).

In the inauguration held on Wednesday, the command also graduated 350 specially trained officers on weapon handling, internal security and counter terrorism/insurgency to ensure peace in the state.

In his address during the Passing Out Parade of the 450 personnel, the state commandant of NSCDC, Dr Phillip Okoh, noted that with the fresh crop of the officers and men, the command would become more formidable in handling various insecurity challenges in the state.

Okoh further stated that the essence of the training was to reposition the NSCDC to deliver optimally in its function of maintaining law and order, the protection of critical national assets and infrastructures, equipping its special agro rangers’ force in tackling the menace of herders-farmers conflicts as well as stop cattle rustling among other things.

While speaking, the representative of the NSCDC Commandant General, Nuraine Adekunle, who is in charge of manpower development at the headquarters, Abuja, urged the graduates to ensure discipline in proper handling of the weapons.