12 January 2017
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai on Thursday commended the Nigerian Army for its contribution to curbing the killings in his State.
El-Rufai made the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
He said that if not for the timely intervention of the Army, the problem of the insecurity in the 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.
Commending the army further, El-Rufai applauded the efforts of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in tackling cattle rustlings, kidnappings and other forms of criminalities in his State and appealed to the Army authority to establish more formations in Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari, and Anchau.