No fewer than 2,000 personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), comprising officers and men were mobilised for Psychological Assessment test in Adamawa.
The exercise which is in compliance with the directive given in April by the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, and slated for three days was aimed at checkmating unruly behavior and accidental discharge by NSCDC personnel.
Speaking during the test in Yola, the State Commandant, Nuruddeen Abdullahi, said, ‘’the test is aimed at ascertaining emotional and psychological profiles of personnel.
‘’ It will also identify behavioral tendencies and competencies for professional success, understand individual personnel’s symptoms in the context of overall functioning and identifying areas of psycho-social needs for appropriate intervention programme.
‘’ Other objectives include undertake formulation of the overall picture of the presenting problem, determine appropriate interventions to promote the well-being of the individual personnel and system as well as build capacity of officers and men in studying and interpreting human behaviours as the panacea for professional success,’’ said he.
The psychological screening was conducted by a team of experts from the Behavioural Forensic Unit of the corps headed by two Forensics Mr Umana Suptugene and Ali Abari Fika.
Commenting on the manual released the team leader Mr Umana Suptugene explained that the goal of the exercise is to establish Forensic Psychological Database for the corps.
‘’As a paramilitary establishment, this is the first time such a screening would be carried out in the corps and it would be performed periodically on the personnel to ascertain their psychological status.’’