Centre for Intelligence Studies and Research, Abuja, has offered to train members of the public in self-protection.
The group said it would also offer courses in home protection, response to medical emergencies and other security-related training to help individuals when faced with security challenges.
Executive Vice-Chairman of CIRS, Stanley Ukaga, said at a press conference in Abuja on Monday the training would be done in collaboration with the European Security Academy, Poland.
Ukaga stated that interested individuals would however need police clearance to participate in the programme.
He said the centre would also train security agencies on counter-measures against terrorism, kidnapping and other violent crimes.
According to him, the training will impart skills of detecting terrorists, bombs and ways of providing first aid to victims of attacks.
Ukaga said, “Our effort is aimed at complementing the government in addressing the security challenges in the country. We will start training the first batch of interested Nigerians in self-protection measures and strategies by November, but they must obtain permission from the police before they can participate.”
The representative of the European Academy in Nigeria, Tom Watermeulen, said courses for civilians would not involve the use of firearms.