NSCDC Trains Plateau Journalists On Self-defence

Journalists in Plateau State have been trained on personal security that will enable them to protect themselves from physical violence and stay safe while performing their duties.
The one-day training, organised by the State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, was also to help journalists avert disaster and other forms of threat to lives and properties, as well as understand the workings of security operations.
Delivering a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the training, the State Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Solomon Olasupo, said the Command had resolved to make security education an integral part of media partnership programme with the view that when a journalist is involved in the education of the public, the rate of security awareness will improve.
Olasupo observed that journalists and other media workers are always at risk, hence the need for the Command to contribute its quota to reducing the risk and ensure they are well informed and have adequate security education, which will assist in their daily discharge of duties.
He also disclosed that having trained 100 primary school pupils on security consciousness in the last year, plans are under-way to “train primary school pupils and secondary schools students in peace and conflict management” in the state, so as to raise their consciousness on the need to stay safe.

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