Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) Yobe state Command, said it will embark on a psychological assessment test for its personnel to ascertain their emotional and psychological profiles.
This was disclosed saturday in Damaturu, by the State Commandant,
Ayinla Olowo while speaking to our correspondent.
He said: “when NSCDC was established, our mandate as at then was to make arrest, investigate and handover to police, but as result of our officers being endangered, another bill was sent to National Assembly which allowed our personnel to carry arms”.
“Over the years, there were mistakes on bearing fire arms so the Commandant-General directed for psychological assessment test to check the behaviour pattern of individual officer across the country because there are some officers who are not supposed to carry arms” he said.
Olowo further said the exercise, was in compliance with the directives of the NSCDC Commandant General, and would hold on 6th August, 2019 where all of its personnel will converge at the state headquarters especially those handling arms for the exercise where questionnaires would be given to them to fill.
Blueprint learnt, the psychological test was also to produce security personnel who are ethically well grounded, socially conscious of their environment, technically and professionally competent to protect lives and properties.
Some NSCDC personnel interviewed on the proposed psychological test, said it is a welcome development especially for those of them working in the northeast and have been traumatized by the activities of the insurgency.
“This effort by the commandant-general will fish out those who are not supposed to carry arms, because allowing them it’s a disaster to the society”.