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Gombe NSCDC Deploys 299 Personnel to Prevent Clashes Between Herders and Farmers

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The statement issued by the NSCDC read, “The deployment of the specialised personnel aligns with the corps mission of developing structures and strategies that would contribute to national security by using modern technology. It is now evident that the rainy season is nearly over, and as we enter the harvest season, there are various challenges faced by farmers in Gombe State, which is 80 per cent rural community. Additionally, herders will begin their migration from the northern states of Yobe and Bauchi in search of water and greener pastures.”

The commandant emphasized that any herder or farmer found violating the restriction order would face legal consequences. He urged farmers to report any suspicious activity or security threats to the nearest security post and to avoid taking matters into their own hands. He also called on the public to cooperate with the deployed officers by providing useful information that would aid their operations. Lastly, Muazu appealed to farmers and herders to adopt modern techniques in agriculture and animal husbandry to reduce conflicts that have previously resulted in loss of lives, livestock, and destruction of farmlands across the country.

“We also appeal to the people of Gombe State to support the efforts of the NSCDC in maintaining peace and security in the state, as we assure them that the NSCDC will not rest until the state is completely free of any form of insecurity,” Muazu concluded.

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