Agro rangers vow to end threats to commercial farming
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.