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Kaduna: Bandits slaughtered 222, kidnapped 774, in three months – Commissioner

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Nasir El Rufai

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said bandits have killed no fewer than 222, injured 226 persons and abducted 774 persons, among them are women and minors, in the second quarter in the state.

Aruwan stated this while presenting the second quarter security report on Tuesday, also said bandits raped 20 women between the month of April and June 2021. The commissioner noted that about 159 persons out of the total number killed were from Kaduna Central Senatorial zone in the Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun, and Kajuru local government areas of the state.

According to the commissioner, “54 persons were killed in Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone among them five women and four minors in the Jema’a, Kachia and Kauru LGA. The Northern Senatorial Zone, recorded nine deaths within the period, among the number abducted were 239 women and 32 minors.”

He also added that 87 bandits were killed by security agencies and 24 suspects arrested by the Department of State Services.

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