The Imo State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has encouraged its troops and officers to avoid corruption and redouble their efforts to ensure the safety of lives and property.
The officers, who were trained in Katsina State under the Agro Rangers unit, would be on the ground to carry out their tasks with productivity in mind, according to the Command.
“Agro Rangers will function as mediators between farmers and herders in their respective LGAs,” according to the NSCDC.
Mr Michael Ogar, the NSCDC Commandant in Imo, told journalists in Owerri on Wednesday that the Federal Government launched the Agro Rangers initiative to defend farming assets across the country from criminal attacks.
He stated that the government’s officials are prepared to defend workers at the Ada Palm Plantation in Ohaji Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas, as well as mediators between farmers and herders in other LGAs.
He expressed gratitude to Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo for donating two operational vehicles to support the activities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDCAgro )’s Rangers Unit in Imo, saying that the vehicles would be used by the 98 officers who make up the command’s agro rangers unit.
The Commandant expressed confidence that the state government will provide further logistical support for other parts of the Command’s operations, such as the fight against oil bunkering.