By:Ali Muhammed Zanna, Maiduguri.
Borno State is so far the most active in the use of specialized agro rangers to provide security to farmers and farmlands, commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu declared today, Wednesday.
The commandant spoke when he hosted Governor Zulum at the NSCDC’s National headquarters in Abuja.
He said Borno government in collaboration with their command in the State was the first to launch agro rangers in August last year during which Governor Zulum led the launch with a donation of 15 surveillance vehicles to the rangers.
He also thanked Governor Zulum for his untiring support to the NSCDC and commitment to securing farmers in order to encourage agricultural activities and increase food supply.
The partnership followed a request by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum during his visit to the National headquarters of the NSCDC in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum approved the allocation of land to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for construction of its northeast zonal office in Maiduguri.
The Governor told the commandant that he had directed the allocation and the land was ready for takeover by the NSCDC.
Zulum promised that in addition to the land, Borno government will increase support to the NSCDC.