Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018

Herdsmen/farmer crisis: NSCDC unveils Agro Allied Rangers Unit

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By Stanley Onyekwere

The FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), disclosed the establishment of Agro Allied Rangers Unit, to swiftly check the activities of cattle rustlers and other associated conflicts in the sector.
Also, the new Unit will provide security for herdsmen and their livestock at their ranches, in order to reduce violent conflicts amongst herdsmen and local crop farmers.
The Commandant of the Command, Mr. Patrick Ukpan made this known yesterday while addressing newsmen on the activities of his Command in his office at Gudu area of the nation’s capital city.
Ukpan noted that the development is a pointer to the fact that the Command has been effective in the actualization of Corps core mandate in the Territory.
According to him, the primary mandate of the Corps include; the protection of petroleum pipelines and fighting pipelines vandalisation, monitoring and supervising activities of private guards companies (PGC) and engaging in disaster management.
The Commandant also explained that the NSCDC personnel from intelligence and investigation department of the command carries out critical surveillance for necessary action.
He added that they engaged in gathering series of classified information which aids in averting unforeseen security challenges and possible breakdown of law and order.
“We also engaged in peace and conflict resolution, our Armed squad unit of this corps is very active and efficient in the actualization of our mandate.
“We do regularly partake in the joint security task force operations to round the clock security and in regular patrol of the FCT and it environ,” he stressed.
Furthermore, the FCT-NSCDC boss however called on Muslims to observe this year’s Ramadan with love and peace.
He equally urged the FCT residents especially parents to always be vigilant and know their neighbours, as well as ensure strict monitoring of the activities of their children.

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