Some 638 officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have graduated from an eight-week Agro Rangers training in Abuja.
At the passing out parade at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja, the Commandant-General , Ahmed Audi charged the newly-trained personnel to display professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
He hinted that the training of more personnel for the Agro Rangers unit was necessitated by recent events of violent clashes between farmers and herders in some parts of the country .
The Commandant-General urged the newly-trained Agro Rangers, who would be deployed for various assignments, to remain committed to the tasks ahead of them.
CG Audi mandated them to “minimise crisis” between farmers and herders in the country by “de-escalating conflicts through the use of mechanisms of mediation”, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in settling disputes.
He reassured the public of “sufficient security” during the Christmas festivities, reiterating that officers and men of the Corps have been “adequately deployed to every nook and cranny of the country.
The newly-trained officers were drawn from different State Commands across the Federation.
Writing by Ibrahim Shuaibu; Editing by Hadiza Abdulrahman and Tony Okerafor