BREAKING; Governor seeks deployment of more NSCDC personnel to curb crimes and insecurity

BREAKING; Governor seeks deployment of more NSCDC personnel to curb crimes and insecurity

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya has requested for more personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to tackle farmers and herders’ clashes in the state.

This is contained in a statement by NSCDC Public Relations Officer (PRO), CSC Babawale Afolabi, on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Yahaya made the request during a courtesy visit to the NSCDC Commandant General (CG), Ahmed Audi.

The governor, addressing senior officers of the Corps, said that the deployment of more personnel, specifically men of the Agro Rangers Unit, will aid in the control of farmers and herders clashes, school security and protection of lives and property.

“The demand for additional deployment of Agro Rangers personnel before the end of October is to avert incidences of clashes as the movement of cattle rearers usually commences at that period.

“The deployment of your personnel will be of immense benefits to control clashes and mediate conflict if any arises.

“If the security of lives and property is achieved, this would result in food security,” he said.

According to him, Gombe shares borders with five states, most of whom have suffered crises leading to migration into the state, hence making it populated and vulnerable to incidences of insecurity.

The governor decried the high rate of out-of-school children, especially girls, in the state due to the closure of many girls’ boarding schools.

Yahaya solicited the assistance of the Corps in reversing the situation by ensuring a safe and secure environment for learning, describing the NSCDC as a major security stakeholder.

The governor, who also doubles as the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, assured the CG of the continuous cooperation of the Forum in security matters.

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