Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Sunday, said there are new security strategies to ensure that attacks on schools in Nigeria will reduce to the barest minimum.

Audi made this known while fielding questions with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

According to him, there were plans to tackle the attack on schools from the grassroots level.

He lamented that bandits have attacked schools, students, teachers and destroyed schools infrastructure to disorganise and cause very debilitating and devastating effect to the nation.

The helmsman also disclosed that the corps had decided to engage the Nigeria’s Governors Forum, NGF, during the first quarter, to sensitise them to the need to establish security response centres in their states.

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

“This approach involves cautioning Nigerians, interactively engaging with community leaders, its members, school children and their teachers so that they will be aware as well as be able to identify suspicious movements.

“This will enable them to know when to call the attention of the government as well as provide timely information so that together we will nip this problem in the bud; if you see something, say it,” Audi said.

Audi further stated that some states, including Benue, Nasarawa, Rivers and Kano, among others, had responded by providing coordination centres to promote safer schools.

Attack on schools will drastically reduce in 2024 – NSCDC

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