The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan has hinted that in Kaduna about 343 people were reportedly killed by bandits and 830 people are claimed to have been kidnapped during the period under review.
Samuel Arunwan made the revelation on Wednesday while presenting the State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai with the third quarter security report. He also revealed that 69 bandits were equally killed by troops during the period under review.
In the third quarter of 2021, roughly 343 people were slain by bandits in the state, he added.
It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Government’s second quarter security report, which covered April, May, and June 2021, revealed that 222 people were slain and 774 individuals were kidnapped by bandits.
Despite the fact that the rate of death and kidnapping has decreased, the alarming trend is the mass abduction of school children and the government’s discovery that bandits now levy levies to allow farming communities in 12 local government districts of the state to produce their crops.
Banditry has impeded farming activities, jeopardized education and healthcare delivery, and led to the near-total collapse of the economy in frontline areas, according to Aruwan’s security report.