0 C
Lagos, NG
25th February 2020
  • Home
  • LOCAL NEWS
  • NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security
LOCAL NEWS

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.

(NAN)

Related posts

Army neutralises Boko Haram insurgents in Buni-Yadi

yellowdanfo

One Babajide Quadri a.k.a ‘Angel’ jailed for internet fraud

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari arrives China for FOCAC

yellowdanfo

Mo Abudu honoured with The Reformers of Africa Award

yellowdanfo

Comedian Igo-dye gifts son a mansion for his 9th birthday

yellowdanfo

FG changes the name of Prison Service, to Correctional Service

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Gallant troops neutralised armed robbers in Benue state

yellowdanfo

Kanu Nwankwo reacts to the transfer of Alex Iwobi to Everton

yellowdanfo

Brain like empty fishnet-Bobrisky roast Odunlade Adekola

yellowdanfo

See Photos of PDP Chair, Uche Secondus praying before a rally

yellowdanfo

Leave a Comment

Login

X

Register