Giving the credence to the popular saying that what a man can do, a woman can do even better, the military authorities have on Wednesday, deployed 300 female soldiers to provide security on the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The female combatants were drawn from the Nigerian Army Women Corp and have been drafted to be part of the Operation Thunder Strike which is working to flush out the incessant killings and kidnappings by Bandits.
The first Batch of 100 of the Female soldiers were formerly welcomed to Kaduna state by the State Governor Mallam El-Rufai.
He 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.
To enhance the Operations of the Newly posted troops, the Kaduna State government donated a transit camp to the Nigerian Army.
“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. ”
“I am confident the road will be the safest in Nigeria. We will do everything possible to make this operation comfortable. We are very happy to have you. Your presence will inspire others girls to join the military. That is why we have female deputy governor to inspire other women,” he said.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-General Usman Mohammed, thanked Governor El-Rufai and the Deputy Governor 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.