Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai on Wednesday gave thumbs up to the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lt. General Tukur Buratai, for its professionalism and dedication to duty.
The governor made the commendation when he paid courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Buratai at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
Speaking further, he said that if not for the timely intervention of the Army, the problem of the insecurity in Southern part of Kaduna State could have been worst.
He also eulogized the Army for decimating Boko Haram terrorists and routing them out of their stronghold at Sambisa forest, describing it as unprecedented.
Governor El-Rufai, applauded the efforts of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in tackling cattle rustlings, kidnappings and other forms of criminalities in the State.
He also appealed to the Army authority to establish more formations in Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari and Anchau.
Responding, the COAS, Lt. General Buratai thanked Governor El-Rufaí for the visit, stressing that the Nigerian Army would continue to discharge its duties according to the Constitutional provision.
He disclosed that the President had approved the Nigerian Army’s 2016 Order of Battle to establish Army units in some parts of the State.