The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will henceforth guard farming communities in Plateau state against violent attacks, Officials have said.
The NCDC’s agro rangers, would be deployed to Barkin-ladi, Riyom and other local government areas facing attacks, Secretary to the Government of Plateau state, Prof. Danladi Atu said, Saturday.
“Government is calling on all community leaders, citizens of Plateau, traditional rulers, to cooperate with security agencies and other non-formal security actors to safe guard the environment, by availing intelligence reports to help in addressing the security challenges we are facing,” Atu said.
According to him, arrests have already been made for the killing of a Traditional Ruler in Ratsat village of Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA, the Killing of a DSS operative in Shendam as well as the killing of five people in Vwang district Jos South Local Government.
“The perpetrators would be brought to book,” he said, but gave no details of the said arrests.
The State Governor, Simon Lalong, had, somewhat responding to internet news reports exposing plans to attack farming communities, asked Journalists to report with “caution”.
Despite recurring attacks since the release of the news report two weeks ago however, no move has been made to investigate the alleged criminal activities alluded to by the journalist.