Banditry: FG deploys 5,000 agro-rangers to farms

By AdvocateNews on 12/06/2020

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), says the Federal Government has deployed 5,000 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps’ agro-rangers to offer protection to farming investments across the country.

In a national broadcast to commemorate the 2020 Democracy Day on Friday, the president reiterated his regime’s commitment to diversifying the economy, noting that agriculture remains “the key”.

He said, “To protect our farming investments, we have deployed 5,000 Agro-Rangers and employed 30,289 in our para-military agencies.

“We are also integrating rural communities to the formal economy by extending access to credit and inputs to rural farmers and building feeder roads.”

The NSCDC in a statement after the president’s speech said the agro-rangers would protect farmers and their investments from incessant attacks by bandits and criminals.

The statement added, “The Agro Rangers is a special unit set up within the NSCDC, called the Agro-Rangers, to primarily protect investments in the agricultural sector and farmers-herders clashes across the country.

“Agro Rangers is the cynosures of all eyes and the brain-child of the federal government in the reduction of herdsmen and farmers conflicts in the country.

“The 5,000 Agro-Rangers are deployed to protect farmers and their investments from incessant attacks by bandits/criminals, including providing security to investments in the agricultural sector for both domestic and international businesses; provide physical security to the proposed 250 cattle ranches by the Federal Government.”

Posted 12/06/2020 11:25:14 PM

 

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