The Nigerian Army has deployed 100 female soldiers of the 1 Women Special Operation Battalion to secure the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
The women soldiers will form part of Operation Thunder Strike.
This is the first deployment as another set of 200 soldiers are expected, making a total of 300.
The female soldiers, who are of the Women Corps, are expected to complement Operation Thunder Strike and other existing operations along the highways and the environs.
Speaking at Kakau village along the highway where he received the 1st batch of 100 female soldiers of the 1 Women Special Operations Battalion Wednesday, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, commended the deployment by the Nigerian Army, which he said will boost the security situation along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The governor expressed hope that, with the deployment of the female soldiers, the insecurity along the highways will soon be a thing of the past.