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Thousands of NSCDC staff trained to fight terror

16 October 2015, 08:47Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has trained some 10 000 personnel to assist in the fight against terror.

The Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said these had been trained on counter terrorism in Israel, Pakistan, Italy as well as locally at the Army School of Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency.

Some have been trained in Jaji, with the aim of tackling insurgency in the country.

Gana disclosed the figures when members of the  United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee, led by Weixiong Chen, the Deputy Executive Director, paid him a courtesy visit at the Corps National Headquarters in Abuja.

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He disclosed that presently, over 400 personnel are protecting the facilities of multinational oil companies in Nigeria, such as Shell, Agip, Mobil among others.

He meanwhile called for synergy and partnerships among the various security agencies, especially in the areas of intelligence gathering and information sharing to curb insurgency.

"The only way to achieve the common goal of fighting terrorism, is by strengthening and putting in place a high level collaboration among all stakeholders," he said.

Formed in 2003, the primary function of the NSCDC is to protect lives and properties in conjunction with Nigeria police.

One of the crucial function of the corp is to protect pipelines from vandalism. The agency also involves in crisis resolutions. - CAJ News


- CAJ News


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