On Wednesday, the Federal Government deployed 300 female soldiers to boost security on the Kaduna-Abuja highway. This is because there have been several cases of kidnapping and killings in the area.
The first batch of troops, who are members of the Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC), at their Kakau base on the highway was hosted by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The responsibility given to the female soldiers is to complement existing operations on the highway and its environs.
El-Rufai expressed his hope that with the deployment of the female soldiers, the insecurity on the highways would soon be eliminated.
The governor, who thanked the Army for deploying the troops, assured them of his administration’s support.
He said “The problem of Abuja-Kaduna road will be over with these female soldiers because what a man can do a woman can do better. We believe in the capability of women in this state.”