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The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has lauded the Nigerian military intervention that helped to quell the ethno-religious killings in the southern part of the state.
El-Rufai made the commendation on Wednesday, when he paid courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
He also commended the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Buratai, for its professionalism and dedication to duty.
According to him, “if not for the timely intervention of the Army, the problem of the insecurity in Southern part of Kaduna State could have been worst”.
The governor also lauded the Army for decimating Boko Haram terrorists and routing them out of their stronghold at Sambisa forest, describing it as unprecedented.
In the same vein, 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, thanked 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 Nigerian Army 2016 Order of Battle to establish Army units in some parts of the State.