Nigerian Army unleashes female soldiers on bandits along Kaduna-Abuja highway
The Nigerian Army has deployed its female soldiers to boost security situation along Kaduna-Abuja highway where several cases of kidnappings and killings had been reported.
This is even as Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai promised support to the female troops. On Wednesday he received about 300 of the female soldiers deployed to man the crime-infested highway.
The first batch of the troops who are of Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC) were formally received by Governor El-Rufai at their Kakau base on the highway. The role of the women soldiers, according to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj Gen US Mohammed, is to compliment the existing operations along the highways and the environs.
Speaking during the visit, Governor El-Rufai expressed optimism that, with the deployment of the female soldiers, the insecurity along the highways will soon be a thing of the past.
Governor El-Rufai expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Army for deploying the troops and assured them of the continued support of the Kaduna State Government as they works towards securing the entire State.
Earlier, the GOC acknowledged the support the Kaduna State government has provided to the military in its internal security operations.
Major-General Mohammed thanked governor El-Rufai and his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe for personally coming to receive the female troops.