NSCDC deploys 2,000 men to protect Buhari in Jigawa (Guardian)

NSCDC deploys 2,000 men to protect Buhari in Jigawa (Guardian)

Besides a swarm of heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Army and Police Force, President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Jigawa State today will be secured by an additional 2,000 personnel drafted from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The large retinue of guards, coming at a time of worrying insecurity in the country, may suggest apprehension in the corridors of power. Personnel from three states of the federation were mustered to arrive at the 2,000-strong force to further beef up the security of the visiting president, leaving those states exposed in the short term.The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has been quoted as saying: “Currently, the Nigeria Police Force is operating at a ratio of one to 600, which is far below the approved United Nations ratio.” Read more

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