President Muhammadu says the Federal Government has deployed 5,000 Civil Defence Agro-Rangers to offer protection to farming investments.
In a national broadcast to commemorate the 2020 Democracy Day on Friday, the president reiterated his administration’s commitment to diversifying the economy, noting that agriculture remains “the key” to this strategy.
The Agro Rangers is a special unit set up within the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (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 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.
– The composition of the Rangers
After it was agreed that a special security outfit for agro protection be provided by the NSCDC, the Commandant General of the Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu created a special unit called Agro Rangers unit with an Assistant-Commandant as head. Officers were further screened and sent for special training for the task. State commands of the corps were asked to replicate same for posting. Over 5000 personnel were trained and posted for the task.
Media Assistant to the Commandant General
Agro Rangers’ pictures