From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed worry over the increasing security challenges in the country, noting that the establishment of the Operation Agro Rangers will complement in the fight against insecurity.
The Governor stated this yesterday at the launch of Agro Rangers at the Zonal Headquarters of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in Makurdi.
He further commended the Federal Government for approving the establishment of Operation Agro-Rangers in the country.
Ortom also, lauded the NSCDC personnel for their resilience and doggedness in ensuring that peace and tranquility returns in the state.
He further commended President Mohammedu Buhari for sending additional security personnel especially Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) that comprises Special Forces across the security agencies in the country to the state to curb criminality.
The governor charged the Agro-Rangers officers to take the task before them seriously and be professional in the discharge of their operation.
He donated four Hilux vans, motorcycles to the operation and pledged to repair all their damaged operational vans.
State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Kaamilu Isah said all members of Agro-Rangers were drawn from the Special Forces Division of the Corps “to address security challenges in the Agricultural and Agro-allied industries in Nigeria, especially in rural communities.”