Civil Defence Corps To Train Private Guards on Crime Prevention

Civil Defence Corp
By Tosin Omoniyi

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has indicated its intention to carry out intensive crime prevention training for registered private guards in the country.

It said that this would go a long way in nipping in the bud the high rate of crime presently experienced in the public and private sector.

The disclosure was made by the new Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, when he received a team of academicians from the University of Abuja and the National Open University.

The team visited the CG to intimate him on the steps they were taking to establish a Professional Development Program on Law Enforcement and Security Governance at both institutions.

Leader of the delegation, Amuche Madu, explained that part of the reason for the proposal was to ensure that agencies of government are knowledge based institutions.

He noted that security training improves morals and credentials of participants and also curtails excessive expenditure on foreign training by officers when the same services were available and affordable in the country.

In his response, the NSCDC boss said the corps would partner with the two educational establishments to ensure the program takes off.



    Muhammadu said with the establishment of the College for Security Management by the corps in Abeokuta and other similar institutes in the country, management and personnel of private security guards in the country would be mandated to undergo regular capacity building and
    training programmes on modern trends in crime prevention at the institutions.

    He said this will aid the security of lives and property in private and public institutions.

    “Criminals are not only posing threat through physical engagements but have devised other strategies through online and social media for their nefarious activities. The only way to contain and curtail them is through training and retraining of our staffs as well as private security guards on the new methods and technique to address the threats,” Muhammadu said.

    He said that the corps would continue to partner with other institutions in providing training for public officers and potential students on various fields of security consciousness and disaster management using the latest techniques and technology.

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