NSCDC partners with the United States and France for training against terrorism, biological and nuclear explosives

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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has entered into a training partnership with the governments of the United States and France on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear explosives .

The Corps Commanding General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, also gave his approval for strong collaboration with the United States and France in other areas of training and workforce development.

The partnership is the result of visits by a delegation from the United States and France to the NSCDC.

The delegation expressed its readiness to enhance the capacity of NSCDC staff through different categories of training for effective performance in different areas of its mandates.

A statement from DCC Olusola Odumosu, Director of Public Relations at NSCDC National Headquarters, quoted the NSCDC boss as saying that the partnership positions the NSCDC to better carry out its statutory responsibilities, including the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure. , disaster and crisis management. , regulation of private guard companies and other ad hoc missions such as agro rangers, counter-insurgency operations, among others.

He said the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure from vandals would be best assured when the body is equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment like surveillance cameras, utility vehicles to navigate difficult terrain, drones and tracking devices; saying that such assistance will help the corps carry out its missions diligently.

Audi stressed that the training would better reposition the NSCDC to respond more proportionately to the current asymmetric warfare affecting Nigeria.

The Senior Regional Security Officer at the US Embassy, ​​Michael Vannett Steven, praised the corps for its response to security situations in the country, citing the peaceful conduct of its personnel in different domestic missions in Abuja and Across the country.

Steven expressed his willingness to support and collaborate with the NSCDC, saying his country had enough expertise in many areas and advised Audi to articulate the body’s need areas accordingly in order of priority, assuring that the United States would leverage the existing relationship to help the corps. to success.

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