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Gov. El-Rufai commends Nigerian Army, requests troops deployment

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, on Wednesday commended the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, for its professionalism and dedication to duty.
El-Rufai gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on 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 worse.
He also eulogized the Army for decimating Boko Haram terrorists and routing them out of their stronghold at Sambisa forest, describing it as unprecedented.
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, Buratai thanked El-Rufaí for the visit, stressing that the Nigerian Army would continue to discharge its duties according to constitutional provisions.
He further disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the NA 2016 Order of Battle to establish Army units in some parts of the State.