Kaduna - Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Katsina State Command has commenced the training of the 1 000 private guards to boost security in the state.
The guards were selected from 20 registered Private Security Guards Companies (PGCs) that are registered and operating in Katsina.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by Aliyu Jamilu, Public Relations Officer of the Command, the training is being held at the College of Peace and Disaster Management Studies Babbar Ruga.
He said the state Commandant, Ibrahim Musa Zabura, noted that the training was a continuous process as other batches have already graduated from the college.
Zabura added that the training become necessary considering the current security situation and relevant in line with the current security challenges facing the country.
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The guards are trained in such areas such as stop and search, surveillance, crowd control and other security operations.
Zabura called on the trainees to rededicate themselves for the training and give maximum cooperation to their instructors in order to facilitate the learning process.
He thanked the management of the College of peace and disaster management studies Katsina for providing an enabling environment collaborating with Command to successfully conduct the training exercise.
Provost of the College, Commandant Ezeigbo Bartholomew, urged the guards to make the most of the exercise.
- CAJ News