Following the endless security challenges across the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced training on intelligence gathering with private security guards in Abuja.
The training, which started by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the NSCDC over the weekend, had operatives of private security firms in the territory in attendance.
Head of Department of Private Guards Company (PGC) of Corps, Deputy Commandant Tijani Usman commended the Commandant General of Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi for packaging a programme that would empower private guards amid security challenges in the country.
According to him, the success of the corps on the field in Nigeria today was as a result of professionalism, courage and a proactive approach by the operatives, which have been the yearnings of the Commandant General.
The Deputy Commandant called on the public to collaborate with security operatives in the area of credible intelligence gathering using private guards, noting that security is a shared responsibility.
He expressed optimism that the training would assist private guards to be professional in their approach to security issues, while he urged the Commandant FCT Command, Dr Peter Maigari to key into the vision of CG by ensuring that NSCDC are part of history in securing the FCT.
He urged participants to be good ambassadors after their training.
“I want to urge all of you to be good ambassadors and do not allow yourselves to be used, as the training is in the interest of the nation.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, the Executive Director of Operations of Triumph Security Limited, Comrade Awe Babatunde, commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for having shown interest in the training of private security operatives.