Agro rangers vow to end threats to com­mer­cial farm­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Hus­sein Ya­haya

Head of the Agro Rangers scheme of the Fed­eral Govern­ment, Adamu Soja, has promised that all se­cu­rity threats to com­mer­cial farm­ing in the coun­try will soon be put un­der con­trol.

The scheme is a unit un­der the Nige­ria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) formed to pro­tect large agri­cul­tural in­vest­ments across the coun­try.

Adamu Soja, an As­sis­tant Com­man­dant Gen­eral of the Corps, made the prom­ise yes­ter­day when he vis­ited a graz­ing re­serve at Paikon-Kore in Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil of the FCT.

He said the visit was to as­sess fa­cil­i­ties at the re­serve and as­cer­tains their vul­ner­a­bil­ity to ex­ter­nal at­tack, which he said, would in­form the num­ber of agro rangers to be posted to se­cure the fa­cil­i­ties.

He said the Re­serve, which cov­ers about 850,000 hectares, have about 150 no­mad set­tle­ments within it which re­quire se­cu­rity pres­ence.

ACG Soja said based on his as­sess­ment, not less than 30 agro rangers would be posted to the re­serve.

He as­sured that the scheme would live to the ex­pec­ta­tions of ev­ery stake­holder in the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.

The Man­ager of the re­serve, Mo­hammed A. Bala, had while con­duct­ing ACG Soja round, said some fa­cil­i­ties within it have been bur­gled by some hood­lums.

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