Kaduna government has revealed the number of persons kidnapped in the state within 3 months.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that the Kaduna State Government has said that no fewer than 830 people were abducted in the state from July to September, 2021.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure while presenting the third quarter security report to the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday.
The commissioner disclosed that a total of 69 bandits were killed during engagements with ground forces in different parts of the State within the period under review.
Aruwan further stated that scores of bandits were neutralized during aerial strikes on identified bandits’ enclaves and many bandits camps were destroyed as well.
The commissioner revealed that among those kidnapped, Kaduna Central Senatorial District accounted for 732 in places like Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas.
Aruwan added that 1,018 animals were rustled in the state within the third quarter with 780 stolen from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, noting that citizens injured across the state due to banditry, violent attacks, reprisals and communal clashes were 210 in total.
He, however, 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 LGAs.
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