No fewer than 59 Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) operatives in Jigawa have been trained as Agro Rangers, to help curb the security challenges posing threats to agriculture in the state.
Spokesman of the State’s Command, Adamu Shehu revealed that 29 of the operatives have completed the training at the NSCDC College of Peace and Disaster Management in Katsina, while 30 0f them are still undergoing training in the second batch.
He said the first batch of the 29 trainees were recently commissioned by the Governor of Jigawa, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar.
“The corps created a new unit called the Agro Rangers which is saddled with several responsibilities, among which are to tackle the issue of cattle rustling, farmers and herders’ conflict, kidnappings and deforestation, among others. The need for the creation of the unit arose because of the current security situation in the country.
“Three thousand personnel of the corps are to be trained nationwide in that regard and the training has already commenced at the NSCDC college of peace and disaster management in Katsina.” He said
Shehu added that the training is being conducted in batches and that the first batch had already been released and unveiled.
“Jigawa command has a total of 29 officers trained in that regard in the first batch and 30 others are currently undergoing training in the second batch.” He said
The spokesman further affirmed that the trainees would be deployed to flash points across the state to tackle the security challenges.