The Force aims to quash cattle rustlers, farm attacks

cattle rustlingEMEKA OKONKWO 

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE federal government has concluded arrangements to create a Special Force within the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to tackle the menace of attacks on farmlands cattle-rustling in some parts of the country.

Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, announced this in Abuja when he received a delegation from the Centre for Crisis Communication
(CCC), led by its Executive Secretary, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas.

Dambazau said he was already working with Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, for the creation of the special force.

“We are working with the Ministry of Agriculture to create a special force in the Civil Defence that will protect agricultural investments and products,” he stated.

Anas (retd) thanked the minister for accepting to be part of the centre’s forthcoming seminar on crisis communication in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He said the CCC has been synergizing with the agencies under the ministry and we want to assure you of closer partnership in the area of managing crisis communication.

“This is especially necessary because information dissemination is a very vital component of the change agenda as timely and careful release of information is crucial to avoiding destructive rumours,” Anas said.

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