Three hundered female soldiers have been deployed by the Nigerian Army to tackle the rising spate of banditry, kidnapping, and other crimes on the Kaduna-Abuja Road expressway.
According to the Nigerian Army, the female soldiers were drafted from the 1 Division, Kaduna State, and attached to the Nigerian Army Women Corps.
Receiving the first batch of the troops on Wednesday at their Kakau base, the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, commended the Army for deploying the female soldiers to the state.
The governor expressed optimism that the deployment of the troops would curb the insecurity in the state and along the highways.
He assured them of the Kaduna State Government’s continued support as they worked towards securing the entire State.
Earlier, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-General Usman Mohammed, acknowledged the support the Kaduna State government had provided to the military in its internal security operations.
Mohammed thanked governor El-Rufai and his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, for coming to receive the female troops.