The Jigawa Command of Nigeria Security and Civi Defense Corps (NSCDC) has trained 59 of its personnel as Agro Rangers to combat the incessant security challenges in the state.
Spokesman of the command, Adamu Shehu, stated this in Dutse on Tuesday.
He said while 29 of the personnel had completed the training at the NSCDC College of Peace and Disaster Management, Katsina, 30 others were currently undergoing training in the second batch of the exercise.
He explained that the first batch of the 29 trainees were recently commissioned by Gov. Muhammad Badaru Jigawa.
“The Corps created a new unit called the Agro Rangers which is saddled with several responsibilities,among which are to tackle the issue of cattle rustling, farmers and herders’ conflicts, kidnappings and deforestation, among others.
“The need for the creation of the unit arose because of the current security situation in the country.
“Three thousand personnel of the Corps are to be trained nationwide in that regard and the training had already commenced at the NSCDC College of Peace and Disaster Management Katsina.
“The training is being conducted in batches, and the first batch had already been released and unveiled.
“Jigawa command has a total of 29 officers trained in that regard in the first batch,and 30 others are currently undergoing training in the second batch,” he said.
Shehu stated that the trainees would be deployed to flash points across the state to tackle the aforementioned security challenges.