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Civil Defense officers to undergo psychological test, CG orders



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The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Abdulahi Muhammadu has ordered that officers of the security outfit undergo compulsory psychological test.

Muhammadu made the order in the aftermath of the killing of 10 Boys Brigade members Following the killing of 10 Boys Brigade members with a car by Civil Defence Corps officer, Adamu Abdullahi, in Gombe on Monday.

Muhammadu also ordered the forensic psychology unit of the corps to work out the timetable for the security profiling of all personnel of the corps.

According to a statement issued by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh, in Abuja on Wednesday, the CG, who commiserated with the injured victims as well as the families of the deceased, insisted that the incident had no religious connotations.

The NSCDC boss further noted that the officer involved was not on duty and that he was driving his personal car when the incident occurred.

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The statement reads: “The CG has sent a delegation of senior officers from the headquarters, led by Deputy Commandant-General in charge of Crisis Management, Dr Emmanuel Adeoye, to pay condolences to the government of Gombe State, the church and the bereaved families.

“He has also directed the forensic psychology unit of the corps to work out the timetable for the security profiling and psychological test of all personnel of the corps against future occurrences.

“Apart from the testing to re-examine the psychological and physical stability of personnel, the corps will embark on massive training and retraining programmes for all personnel irrespective of the cadre in line with global best practices.”

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