Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, on Thursday, January 12, commended the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, for its professionalism and dedication to duty especially within the embattled northeastern region.
NTA reports, that the governor 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.
Speaking further, 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.
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 and appealed to the Army authority to establish more formations in Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari, and Anchau.
Responding, the COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu 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 further disclosed that the President had approved the NA 2016 Order of Battle to establish Army units in some parts of the State.
In a related development, El-Rufai has announced the arrest of some of the perpetrators of the violent attacks in the southern part of Kaduna state.
The governor made the announcement during a visit to the office of the state commissioner of police, Agyle Abeh.
Nigerian Bulletin reports that though the names of the arrested suspects were not made public, El-Rufai vowed that the state government would make sure that all those involved in the attacks were brought to justice.
The governor also said that acts of criminality and lawlessness would never be condoned.
He called on citizens of the state to embrace peace and tolerate one another for the interest of peace and development.