The military authorities yesterday deployed 300 female soldiers to provide security on the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja highway.
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 female combatants would complement the existing operations along the highways and the environs.
Governor el-Rufai, on the occasion, expressed optimism that, with the deployment of the female soldiers, the insecurity along the highways will soon be a thing of the past.
He expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Army for deploying the troops and assured them of the continued support of the Kaduna State Government as they work for security in the State.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-Gen. Usman Mohammed, thanked Gov. el-Rufai and the Deputy Gov., Dr. Hadiza Balarabe for personally coming to receive the female troops.
He acknowledged the support the Kaduna State government has provided to the military in its internal security operations.