The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has been established by the VIP Protection Unit.
The team would be in charge of protecting persons who face dangers as a result of their status.
On Friday, the first batch of 501 troops who have been trained to carry out the new tasks were presented in a ceremony at the Corps headquarters in Abuja.
The Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, who addressed at the Passing Out Parade, stated that VIP security and guarding has always been part of the NSCDC’s responsibility.
Audi, who was represented at the event by the ACG in charge of Agro Rangers, Austine Obiekwe, urged the soldiers to be excellent advocates for the Corps in their respective locations.
He forewarned them that any of them “caught in acts that could put the Corps in a bad light would be punished.”
Speaking at the event, the ACG in charge of training and personnel development, David Abi, stated that members of the unit were trained for a week.
He stated that the soldiers were trained in a specific proficiency body guard/VIPs protection school and were drawn from the guns squad unit of commanders around the country.
cc: Punch Ng