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NSCDC establishes female squad to protect Nigerian schools

The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, says the corps’ female squad was set up to provide security to some of the 81,000 schools found to be porous nationwide.

Mr Audi said this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN Forum in Abuja.

“We realized that there is a problem in this country in terms of security of schools and it’s safety, because the data that we got was so shocking and revealing.

“Where we had over 81,000 schools that are porous, no fencing, no presence of security personnel and so it was serious,” he said.

In recent past, Nigerian schools have become the choice targets for terrorists. From 2014 to date, over 1,000 pupils have been abducted across the country, and over 615 schools remain shut as a result of insecurity.