Kaduna-Abuja highway banditry: Army Deploys 300 Female Soldiers


The Nigerian Army has deployed 100 female soldiers of the 1 Women Special Operation Battalion to secure the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

The 100 women soldiers who will be joined by another set of 200 soldiers will form the Women Corps, expected to complement Operation Thunder Strike and other existing operations along the highways and the environs.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who received the soldiers at Kakau village along the highway commended the deployment by the Nigerian Army, describing it as a boost for combat against insecurity situation along Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The governor expressed hope that, with the deployment of the female soldiers, the insecurity along the highways will soon be a thing of the past.

“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 with this deployment and we will do everything possible to make this operation comfortable.

“We are very happy to have you and I believe your presence will inspire other girls to join the military.

“That is why we have female deputy governors to inspire other women,” El-Rufai said.

The highway is being bedevilled by incessant kidnapping and killings.