The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC is to create a special unit for the protection of critical national asset against vandalism in the northeast.
This is coming at a time when suspected insurgents have continue to target power installations leading to total outage in Borno state for more than a month.
Borno state Commandant of the Corps Abdullahi Ibrahim stated this at a ceremony to observed 2021 World Civil Defence Day at the headquarters of the Command in Maiduguri.
According to Commandant Abdullahi a blueprint on how to protect the installations have been developed and would soon become operational.
He stressed that the command had intensified night patrol to curb the increasing cases of vandalism of power installation in the metropolis.
“The protection of critical national assets especially the transmission line stays squarely under our jurisdiction and we are doing that diligently. The unit will be separate force just the way we are doing the Agro Rangers we are going to do that critical protection unit to ensure that we protect those assets”.
The Commandant assured that personnel of NSCDC will continue to carry out their function diligently in addition to providing first aid and other medical services to people of the state.
United Nations Mines Action Service UNMAS first aid trainer Mr Derek Somers said the agency has trained over 260 Civil Defence personnel on Basic and Advance First Aid Training.
He expressed confidence that they will use the training the better the lives of IDPs who have started returning to their communities.
State Chairman Association of Licensed Private Guards Practioners Ambassador Usman Danjuma requested for similar training for their members to equip them with modern first aid training.