Three hundred and sixty-four officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have completed a five-day training for “Exercise Safe Schools”.
The capacity building programme for safe schools response team with the theme; “Exercise Safe Schools 2023″, commenced on Monday in Makurdi.
The programme’s aim was to provide security for schools and their host communities.
Speaking at the end of the exercise,
Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, lamented attacks on schools in the country.
Audi in his own speech at the occasion, said the participants were trained to provide security for schools in Benue and other states of the country including all those in North Central.
While hailing the formation of the safer schools unit in the NSCDC, he disclosed that so far, the initiative had prevented over 30 attacks in schools across the country since it birthed in parts of the federation.
Meanwhile, Governor Hyacinth Alia, in his keynote address at the occasion pledged the support of his administration to prioritise schools security as he emphasised the vital role of education in development.