NSCDC sets up Agro Rangers Operational Base in Dafara community

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By Palma Ileye

Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Federal Capital Territory, FCT Command, Olusola Odumosu has assured the people of Dafara Community in Kuje Area Council, Abuja, of the Corps’ readiness to set up an Agro Rangers’ operational base in the Community.

Odumosu in a press release issued yesterday by CSC Idoko Samuel, CDPRO, FCT spoke through the Head of Agro Rangers unit, DCC Okon Offiong, when the unit paid a scheduled visit to the village during a routine surveillance and patrol of agrarian communities in the FCT.

He said that their aim was to provide safety for farmers and security for Agro allied investments in the country.

He said, “Our priority is to ensure adequate security of farmers, all agricultural investments and to promote peaceful co-existence between farmers and herders through the Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR.”

“The Command has trained men who are well equipped in carrying out the task, and we will ensure that the people of Dafara go about their farming business without any fear of attack from any quarter”, he said.

The Commandant restated to the community that having an operational base in Dafara will help bring an end to cases of kidnapping, farmers/herders clashes, and as well guarantee increased food production.

Reacting on behalf of the community, the Chief of Dafara Community, Mr Peter Shekarua, thanked the Commandant for identifying with them at the grassroots, stating that the visit could not have come at a better time, in view of the security challenges in the country.

He welcomed the surveillance and patrol team and promised that members of his community will provide the Corps an enabling environment to operate so that the various security challenges experienced in the past will no longer be the case.