Bandits kidnapped 830 Persons in Kaduna within 3 months-Official
POLITICS DIGEST- The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan has said 830 people were kidnapped in the state from July to September 2021.
Aruwan announced this on Wednesday while presenting the 3rd quarter security report to the state Governor, Nasir El’rufai.
He also said a total of 69 bandits were killed during engagements with ground forces in different parts of the State within the period under review.
The Commissioner said that scores of bandits were neutralized during aerial strikes on identified bandits’ enclaves and many bandits camps were destroyed as well.
He said among those kidnapped, Kaduna Central Senatorial District accounted for 732 in places like Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Kajuru and Chikun LGAs.
Aruwan also said 1,018 animals were rustled in the state within the third quarter with 780 stolen from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
He noted that citizens injured across the state due to banditry, violent attacks, reprisals and communal clashes were 210 in total.
The Commissioner lamented that there were 77 reports received relating to the destruction of crops across the state notably in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa, Chikun, Kachia, Kaura, Kauru and Zongon Kataf local government areas.