0 C
Lagos, NG
22nd September 2019
  • Home
  • NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security

NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security

NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security
NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has concluded arrangements to deploy additional 1, 500 personnel under its Agro-Ranger scheme to farmlands this cropping season to provide security for farmers.

The Commandant-General of the corps, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Saturday.

According to Muhammadu, the measure is to protect farmers against incessant attacks by bandits and kidnappers to enable them to cultivate their farmlands.

He said that the deployment would also mobilise farmers and build their confidence to enable them to carry out their activities without fear.

Muhammadu explained that about 750 personnel would undergo five-week training before deployment to the eight bandits’ prone areas in Katsina State.

He said that the personnel would be exposed to techniques for internal security, map reading, tactics, first aid and fieldcraft as well as Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection and demobilisation.

The commander decried reports which indicated that several farmers were killed in farmlands, while others had been displaced due to attacks by the bandits.

Muhammadu said that the Agro-Ranger unit was created following a request by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to provide security to the proposed 250 cattle ranches in the country.

Agro-Ranger scheme was designed to secure ranches animals and grazing areas to encourage investment in agriculture.

NAN recalls that the corps had in January deployed about 2, 500 personnel to check clashes between farmers and herdsmen.


Related posts

APC challenge Governor Wike to name APC sponsored aspirants


EFCC docks one Oladimeji Balogun a banker for alleged N81.7m theft


PHOTO: Senate President Bukola Saraki pays condolence visit to families of late Lawal Kaita


Surrender or risk calamity – GOC Maj-Gen. Biu warns insurgents


Esperance confirm the signing of Super Eagles striker, Junior Lokosa


PHOTO: “In Nigeria Peace And Security Meetings Last For Few Hours Why Political Meetings Take Daybreak”-Shehu Sani


PHOTO: Baru Has Truly Advanced The Frontiers Of Transparency And Innovation In NNPC” Seriake Dickson


FG approves reduction on Visa charges for U.S. citizens


NFF President Amaju Pinnick attends Ahmed Musa’s mother burial


PHOTO: Mo Abudu looking stylish in a new photo


Leave a Comment