The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned fifteen officers into her Female Special Squad (FSS) to combat crimes across the state.
The NSCDC Commandant, Suleiman Mafara, said the squad was created to change the current security situation in the country.
At the official launching of the squad at the command headquarters in Lokoja on Tuesday, Marafa said the officers had commenced rigorous training after passing the physical, mental and psychological assessment of their status as enshrined in the directive of the Commandant General, Ahmed Audi Abubakar, that only the very best should be enlisted into the squad.
“The Female Special Squad will serve as a confident booster to the civil populace of the state to enable them to carry on their daily legitimate businesses without fear of harassment or molestation.
“The corps under my command has all it takes to make the state peaceful, as I have put in place measures to ensure the safety of lives and protection of the properties of the people of the state.
“I use this medium to warn criminals and those with predatory tendencies to turn a new leaf or leave the state as any person or group of persons caught contravening the law of the land will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Mafara charged the officers to ensure that the ugly security threats affecting the country should be curtailed, saying the training has sufficiently equipped them to deal with the challenges.
While assuring the state of the commitment of the command to fight crimes and criminality to a standstill, appealed to the State Government and good people of the state to assist the corps in whatever way possible and whenever the need arises to enable the corps to discharge its duties with utmost integrity, discipline and honesty.
The Commandant, however, charged the officers of the squad to be alive to their tasks of providing rescue operations, patrol, protection of critical national assets; conflicts/ disputes resolution and to collaborate with other relevant agencies and interoperations in order to deliver the mandate of the Commandant General.
Meanwhile, the Command had earlier in the year launched the male Squad to deal with security and emergency situations in the state.