Insecurity Worsens As Bandits Kill 323 People, Abduct 949 Others

Insecurity Worsens As Bandits Kill 323 People, Abduct 949 Others

- Bandits have continued to wreak havoc in some communities across Kaduna state

- The Kaduna state government mentioned the communities that recorded casualties following attacks

- The government said efforts are ongoing to prosecute perpetrators of the attacks

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Bandits have killed 323 persons while 949 others were abducted by the gunmen in Kaduna state in the last three months.

The Kaduna state government made the disclosure on Friday, April 30, when giving a breakdown of data obtained from a security report in the state, The Cable reported.

Insecurity worsens as bandits kill 323 people, abduct 949 others
Security agencies have increases operations against bandits. Photo: @GovWike
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Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, who shared the data said most of the casualties were male while some were women and children.

He said:

“Deaths linked to banditry, violent attacks, communal clashes and reprisals in the first quarter totaled 323 across the state.”

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“Out of the 323 citizens killed, 292 were males. All the 236 of the deaths occurred in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, Giwa and Kajuru LGAs.''

Aruwan stated that Birnin Gwari recorded the highest casualties with 77 deaths, followed by Chikun with 52, Igabi 45, Giwa 42, Kajuru 20 deaths in the first quarter.

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According to The Nation, the commissioner said a total of 68 deaths were recorded in the Southern Kaduna senatorial district, followed by Kajuru with 28 deaths, Zangon Kataf with 14, and Kagarko with 12.

He noted that the northern senatorial zone is the least affected with 19 people killed and Zaria with 6 deaths.

Aruwan also disclosed that several bandits in the state were killed by security forces. According to him, several gunrunners in the state have been and arrested.

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Meanwhile, following the increase in Nigeria's security challenges, the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Channels TV reported that the outspoken governor accused the ruling party of failing to protect Nigerians.

Wike who made the disclosure on Thursday, April 29, during a meeting with traditional rulers from Ogoniland, stated that the country is now on life support.


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