The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday, said 343 individuals were killed, while 830 individuals were kidnapped between July and September 2021, in the state.
Addressing during the presentation of the third quarterly security report of the Kaduna State Government at the Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Aruwan said inside the period under survey, 193 deaths were recorded in the Southern Kaduna senatorial region.
He further said 830 individuals were kidnapped within the period under audit, adding, out of the quantity of those seized, 732 were abducted from Kaduna Central, while 51 people were captured in Southern Kaduna Senatorial District and 47 people were kidnapped in the Northern Senatorial District.
According to him, the state government received 77 reports relating to the destruction of farm crops notably in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa, Kachia, Kaura, Kauru and Zangon Kataf, adding such destruction usually resulted in violence in the front line local government arrears.
He said that banditry and kidnapping are striving due to the flow of money which encourages them in the business.
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