Banditry: Borno governor hails NSCDC’s efforts, appeals for more deployment of Agro Rangers

By Valentine Amanze

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has solicited for more deployment of the Agro Rangers personnel to the state.
He said that the redeployment would assist in improving on the security situation in the state and encourage farmers to go back to their farms.
Zulum made the appeal when he visited the Commandant General, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in Abuja.
Lauding the commandant general for being resilient and committed to his duty, Zulum said his efforts had paid off owing to the accolades being received from Nigerians.
While noting the efforts of the Corps towards supporting the state government actualize its commitment to peaceful coexistence of the people, Zulum said that more deployment of the Agro Rangers personnel to the state would further improve on the security situation in the state and encourage farmers to go back to their farms.
Describing the visit as one which opens another vista in the relationship between the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Borno State government , the Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, while congratulating the Governor for his assumption of office as the Governor of Borno State, assured that the Corps would not relent in meeting its desired objectives.
He disclosed that the Corps was currently equipping its Agro Rangers unit to meet up with numerous demands across the country, thus affirming that the Agro Rangers unit in the state would further be strengthened to provide the necessary services to the state.
The commandant general reassured that Corps would continue to synergies with other security agencies towards ridding the community of criminal activities.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has announced that it would conduct training for its 1,500 Agro Rangers from July 8, 2019 at the Corps training centre Kastina.
The Commandant General disclosed this when the consultants handling the specialized training visited him in his office in Abuja.
The consultancy team of Retired Army Generals were led by Major General Abdulkadir.

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