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Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister

NSCDC trains 193 for arms handling

Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister
Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister

The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Monday graduated 193 officers who were trained in the act of arms handling.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony in Benin on Monday, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Walter Akubuiroh, said the training became part of efforts to improve efficiency and the protection of lives and properties in the country. He said the officers were trained in collaboration with the Fourth Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army. The commandant said they were also trained in field graft and foot drill.
The commandant reiterated the need for the government and all other sister agencies to continue to encourage training of personnel in diverse drills needed to enhance their capabilities in their day to day discharge of duties. Akubuiroh said that the need to extend such trainings to other agencies is not far fetched from the fact that internal insecurity is at this time, a matter of concern in the country. He said “Now that we are having internal security issues in the country which are religious extremism, vandalism and insurgency, we know the impact it is having in our economy. “why we are calling on other Paramilitary agencies and the government to approve enough training exercises, as the military cannot single handedly secure the country. “We have the manpower to support the Nigerian Army who has done marvelously well in this trying times. “But assistance can also be given to them by officers who have received this kind of trainings especially in internal security.” He said nine officers and other 184 men went through three weeks of training in arms drill, foot drills and field craft respectively at the fourth brigade command of the Nigerian Army. He also said that the NSCDC have been collaborating with the Nigerian Army in training officers in Edo State since 2011. He said this collaboration have groomed officers that have contributed their quota to securing the state, by driving away vandals, who he said, are on the run, for fear of the officers and men of the NSCDC. Akubuiroh advised newly trained officers to know that the training they have received, is expected to enhance their level of discipline and interpersonal performance in the discharge of their duties. “The Nigerian Army who have trained you are satisfied with the job they did, their job gives them motivation and this makes them resilient and always responsive to the call of duty. I urge you to adhere to their principles.” he said. The Comptroller of the Immigration Service, David Adih, represented by Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, Mrs. Agwai advised that arms handling requires discipline and right temperament. She also said that officers with arms must learn to be cautious and patient and must not handle it with levity but caution.

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