The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has begun the selection process leading to the formation of an all-female squad.
Ahmed Audi, commandant-general of the NSCDC, who flagged off the selection process at the corps national headquarters in Abuja on Friday, said the special female squad was one of his many strategies to reposition, re-jig, revamp and rejuvenate the corps to a world-class organisation.
In a statement by Olusola Odumosu, NSCDC spokesman, the commandant-general was quoted to have said: “The female squad which will compete favourably with their male counterparts in all ramifications will undergo three weeks intensive and rigorous training as well as capacity building programmes in one of our training colleges after the successful ones scale through the preliminary tests of competence, experience, psychological evaluation and comprehensive medical examination to determine their fitness for the programme.’’
Audi also said strategies are being put in place to make the female squad combat ready “as they will be specially trained for physical and tactical manoeuvring, especially for special intervention and operations which will in no small measure help to address some of our internal security challenges.’’
He urged the candidates to put in their best while assuring them candidates of his resolve to provide the necessary logistics and minimal comfort during the training.