No fewer than 300 female soldiers deployed have been deployed along Kaduna-Abuja highway to curtail cases of kidnappings and killings in the area, the Defence Headquatres disclosed.
It was gathered that the first batch of the troops who are of Nigerian Army Women Corps, NAWC, were formally received by Governor Nasir El-Rufai at their Kakau base on the highway.
The role of the women soldiers, according to an official statement, is to complement the existing operations along the highways and the environs.
Speaking on the occasion, 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.
Mr 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 General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Usman Mohammed acknowledged the support the state government has provided to the military in its internal security operations.
Mr Mohammed, a major-general, thanked Governor El-Rufai and his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, for personally coming to receive the female troops.