The government of Kaduna state has announced that 323 lives were lost to bandits in the State between January and March 2021.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, who disclosed this while presenting the first quarter security report at the State Security Council meeting on Friday April 30, added that a total of 949 people were abducted by bandits during the period.
The Kaduna Central senatorial district accounted for 236 deaths and they were within Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, and Kajuru Local Government Areas.
Aruwan also informed the council that some successes were recorded on the part of the security forces, including the killing of hundreds of bandits and recovery of many weapons.
Governor El-Rufai in his speech at the meeting, decried the spate of kidnapping and banditry in Kaduna which he said was taking an alarming proportion.
Noting that the attacks are getting out hand, the Governor stated that the bandits operating in the state were inching closer from rural communities to the cities, where they have attacked innocent citizens in recent times with utmost boldness.