The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in line with its resolve to tackle spate of attack and kidnapping of school children for ransom in different parts of the country, has sought the support of traditional institutions in order to actualise the dream
In a statement on Saturday signed by DCC Olusola Odumosu, DIrector, Public Relations
NSCDC, National Headquarters, the National Female Squad paid a familiarisation and sensitisation visit on the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Atanda.
The release stated that the Unit National Commander, CSC Imonikhe Oluwakemi, who led her cracked Special Female Squad, on a familiarization and sensitization visit to the Oba, said the historic visit was necessitated by the Commandant General’s passion for safety of school children across the Nation, which led to the establishment of the Female Squad to stem the tide of kidnapping and abduction of school children, which Oyo state is not excluded.
Part of the release read, “She reiterated that as the custodian of customs and traditions, the Corps needs the support of all traditional rulers in the country for social re-engineering, sensitization of the populace on security consciousness, love for country and upholding of good moral values to serve as a constant reminder on the ills of criminality and gains of new national orientation and patriotism.
“Imonikhe assures the Alaafin and the good people of Oyo State of the Commandant General’s total readiness in fighting the scourge of insecurity in Oyo State and that the Corps under his watch would continue to work very closely with the state government by providing credible intelligence information to nip crime and any infiltration or attack on schools in the bud.
“The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Atanda, in his remark, appealed to the CG to domicile the School Safety Initiative program in Oyo state particularly, to ward off apprehension and unnecessary fear of attack towards enjoying a violence free learning environment for students and teachers.
“While appreciating the NSCDC Female Squad for the familiarization visit, the Alaafin commended the NSCDC Oyo state command for living up to its responsibilities and specifically requested the Female Squad to fully participate in security operations in the state. He also assured of his full support for the safe school initiative and at the same time calling on the people of Oyo State to give maximum support to the Corps,” it stated.