830 persons kidnapped in Kaduna within 3 months


The Kaduna State Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs Samuel Aruwan said 830 persons were kidnapped in the state within 3 months.

He added that a total of 69 bandits were also killed during engagements with ground forces in different parts of the State from July to September 2021.

The commissioner disclosed this while presenting the 3rd quarter Security report to the state Governor Nasir El’rufai on Wednesday.

He explained that the scores of bandits were neutralized during aerial strikes on identified bandits enclaves and many bandits camps destroyed.

He said among those kidnapped Kaduna Central Senatorial District accounts for 732 in places like Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun and Kajuru LGAs.

He also said 1,018 animals were rustled in the state within the third quarter with 780 stolen from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

Aruwa also said citizens injured across the state due to banditry, violent attacks, reprisals and communal clashes were 210 in total.

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