How we foiled 48 bandit attacks on Nigerian Schools-NSCDC Boss

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By Ayinde Muhammed

The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, says the corps has averted over 48 attack attempts on schools nationwide by bandits.

He said the newly implemented security strategies of the NSCDC would see a drastic reduction in the cases of school attacks by bandits.

He made this known while dpeaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the NSCDC, because schools were classified as critical infrastructure, the NSCDC was tasked to head the National Safe School Response Coordination Centre to check the menace.

“The centre, through the Rapid Response Squad that was established nationwide, has averted over 48 attack attempts on schools nationwide.”

He said there were plans to tackle the attacks on schools from the grassroots level.

“Part of our strategies is to actually concentrate on background issues that cause this asymmetric conflict as we plan to emphasise more on the non-kinetic approaches.

According to him, bandits have attacked schools, students, and teachers and destroyed schools’ infrastructure to disorganise and cause very debilitating and devastating effects on the nation.

Audi said in view of this, the corps had decided to engage the Nigeria Governors’ Forum during the first quarter to sensitise them to the need to establish security response centres in their states.

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