NSCDC boss solicits training, weapons support from Nigerian army


By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, has solicited training and weapons support from Nigerian army to enhance operational capabilities of NSCDC personnel.

Audi made the request when he visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

He said that NSCDC operatives required adequate training to be able to support the military in tackling the current asymmetric security challenges bedeviling the country.

He said that the Nigerian Army and Civil Defence had been working together for over 50 years when it provided support to the injured during the civil war, adding that it had continued to leverage on the relationship.

According to him, the level of professionalism and training the military administers is unique as many NSCDC officers had opportunity to be trained by the army.

“That training actually prepared some of us for this task and so I am here with my people to…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria