The compulsory NSCDC exercise was designed to determine the armed personnel’s psychological status and fitness.
Spokesman of the defence corps, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, in Ilorin, said the assessment became imperative in order to mitigate the misuse of firearms and cases of accidental discharge by the arms bearers.
“The Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, directed the Forensic and Behavioral Unit, NSCDC, national headquarters, Abuja, to carry out the exercise across all the 36 state commands with the aim of assessing their forensic and psychological fitness level in order to avoid any misuse of firearms by the personnel,” Babawale stated.
The Head of NSCDC Forensic and Behavioral Unit, Abuja, Dr Teeso Shapers, who conducted the exercise, said it was a proactive measure to prevent unprofessional use of firearms by the personnel.
The forensic unit is saddled with responsibilities which include criminals nap, psychological profiling of suspects, expert witness testimony and forensic analysis of physical digital and computer evidence.