Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has said Special Forces approved by the Defence Headquarters for the state will tackle the insecurity in its southern part.
The Special Forces drawn from the Nigerian Army arrived in Kafanchan, in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state on Friday.
Southern Kaduna has over the years witnessed series of attacks leading to the deaths.
El-Rufai expressed optimism on the deployment of Special Forces to Southern Kaduna to check security challenges in the area. The governor also said his administration would continue to prioritise security to ensure sustainable development.
El-Rufai made this known while addressing the Special Forces who arrived at the Sector 7 Headquarers of Operation Safe Haven in Kafanchan on Friday.
The governor was represented by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
“We came to formally welcome you to Kaduna State, and Southern Kaduna in particular after your induction. You are courageous and outstanding officers who have done well in Faskari, Batsari and other flashpoints in the country.
“The governor is pleased with your deployment and optimistic that you will do well in consolidating the gains already achieved by troops, police and other security agencies in this general area.”
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