The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has disclosed that it has trained 1,500 personnel to tackle the crisis between herdsmen and farmers.
The development was made public by the commandant general of the corps, Gana Muhammadu, during the decoration ceremony of newly promoted personnel on Wednesday, in Abuja.
Muhammadu said part of the newly-trained personnel would be deployed to states for the success of the agro-rangers programme, while others would be sent to Borno state.
He said: “Just last week Friday, 1,500 of our men graduated from a three months Arms training in preparation for the commencement of Agro-rangers and Solid Minerals protection.
“And part of which we also intend to deploy to Borno to join the earlier 3, 700 of our men posted to liberated areas in the North-east.
“So, you must not fail the federal government and the Board who ensure your promotion.”
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau who was represented at the event by Bassey Emmanuel, tasked the promoted officers to live above expectations.
“With your promotion, you must continue to work harder… Again, you must be loyal to your organization, to the nation and all those that have been placed above you.”