The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Bauchi State Command has inaugurated 35 female Special Squad to help combat cases of kidnapping and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV in the state.
Nuradeen Abdullahi, NSCDC Bauchi State Commandant, explained that the idea behind training the female squad as initiated by the Commandant General of the Corps Ahmed Abubakar Audi is to deploy them to schools and other strategic places against kidnapping, abduction and other crimes
“The squad in Bauchi will help to protect the vulnerable in terms of rape cases, reduce kidnapping, abductions and any other criminal activities in Bauchi state”, he said.
The Commandant called on the newly inaugurated squad members to ensure professionalism while discharging their assigned assignment.
CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi, Commissioner Bauchi State Police Command, said that the peaceful atmosphere being enjoyed in the state at the moment is a result of the working synergy between sister security agencies in the state.
“I want to place on record that we have been having a very robust and healthy relationship and that has manifested in reducing the crime rates in Bauchi to the barest minimum,” he said.
Speaking at the event, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, wife of Bauchi State Governor, said that the memory of Chibok and Dapchi School Children’s abduction is still fresh in the minds of many Nigerians, hence, a squad like this is the right step in the right direction.
Hajiya Aisha who was represented by Chairperson of BASOVCA, Hajiya Yelwa Abubakar Tafawabalewa, charged them to use the opportunity and prove the adage that says ‘what a man can do, a woman can do better.’