The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Imo State has urged men and officers of the command to shun corruption and redouble their efforts to maintain the protection of lives and property.
The Command said that the officers, who were trained in Katsina State under the Agro Rangers unit, would be on ground to carry out their duties with productivity in perspective.
NSCDC said,” Agro Rangers will serve as mediators between farmers and herders in the respective LGAs.”
The NSCDC Commandant in Imo, Mr Michael Ogar, who stated this in Owerri on Wednesday while briefing journalists, said the Agro Rangers programme was initiated by the Federal Government to protect farming investments across the country from criminal attacks.
He expressed the readiness of its officials to protect workers at the Ada Palm Plantation located in Ohaji Egbema and Oguta Local Government Area and mediators between farmers and herders in other respective LGAs.
While thanking Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo for donating two operational vehicles to support the activities of the Agro Rangers Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Imo, he said that the vehicles would be used by the 98 officers under the Command’s agro rangers unit.
The Commandant expressed optimism that the state government would further assist the Command with necessary logistics for other aspects of its operations such as the fight against oil bunkering.