NSCDC Boss Vows to End Kidnappings in Nigerian Schools

The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi

The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi, has reiterated his dedication to putting an end to the ongoing school kidnappings in the country.

Represented by the former National President, Youth Wing, of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (YOWICAN) and Co-Chairman of Interfaith Coalition Conference, Engr. Daniel Kadzai, in an interdenominational gathering to pray for the country in Jos the Plateau State capital, Kadzai said the NSCDC CG amongst many strategic establishments to improve the country’s security has also given birth to a Female Squad to address school kidnappings.

He stated, “He has arrested Railway vandals, foiled 48 kidnap attempts of School Students and Teachers, created the Civil Defence Academy in Jos, Plateau State, established the NSCDC Arms Squad Training School at Ugede Development Area, Nasarawa State.

” He has also domesticated the NSCDC Female Squad to aid the ugly kidnapping and other crimes in schools and Introduction of career progression courses for personnel of the NSCDC. Increase in the welfare packages of Corps’ personnel, massive acquisition of arms for NSCDC operational use.”

Challenging the gathering to focus their prayers on enhanced security, particularly in the northern region, Kadzai stressed the importance of security in attracting foreign investors and promoting economic growth.

He urged the Christian body to direct their prayers towards the NSCDC Commandant General, acknowledging CG Audi’s transformative leadership within the organization.

According to him: “CG Audi has ushered in a new era of progress and transformation. Since assuming office as the 3rd substantive Commandant General, Audi has driven the NSCDC to remarkable achievements, significantly enhancing its capabilities and reputation.

“The transformational drive that the NSCDC boss has brought into the security outfit is equal to none in the history of the establishment.

“He has improved staff welfare, settlement of the backlog of promotions and corresponding arrears of staff, and the review of staff Insurance Scheme.

“Others are training and retraining of officers and men, massive arrests and prosecution of thousands of suspects who allegedly engaged in Crude oil theft and vandalism of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region and other regions of the country.

“It’s on record that the moral boost and encouragement he dishes out makes the Delta State Command of the Corps to go all out in their synergy with Tantita Security Services Nigeria Ltd (TSSNL), to arrest vessels involved in illegal oil bunkering activities in the Niger Delta region thus boosting oil production per day as well as smashing criminal elements that targets Critical National Assets”.

“Construction of official and residential buildings within and outside the NSCDC Headquarters and procurement of operational and office equipment and among others.

“He led the NSCDC and the Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL) in curtailing crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region.Beyond this collaboration, it is on record that the NSCDC has made several personal arrests of crude oil theft in the Warri creeks and other parts of the Niger Delta”, he said.

The Christian scribe highlighted other accomplishments of the CG, such as the launch of the NSCDC Special Mines Marshal to combat illegal mining, introducing career advancement courses for personnel, purchasing mini fire-fighting tankers for disaster management, and acquiring Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) for law enforcement.

Under Dr. Audi’s leadership, the Corps has recovered assets valued at over 5 billion Naira and spearheaded the establishment of the National Safe Schools Coordination Centre to effectively coordinate security efforts among various agencies in monitoring vulnerable schools.

Additional initiatives include the creation of the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS), effective partnerships with other security agencies, and procuring over 150 operational vehicles, among other accomplishments.

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