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Bandits killed 937, kidnapped 1,962 in Kaduna

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The magnitude of the level of insecurity in Kaduna State, governed by Nasir E–Rufai, was brought to the fore on Wednesday whan the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed that bandits killed 937 people and kidnapped 1,962 others in the state.

Aruwan, during a presentation in Kaduna of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organisations and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies was working hard to bring the problem to an end.

Giving a breakdown, he said Igabi Local Government Area reported the highest figures of deaths with 152, with Zango Kataf local government recording 114 deaths.

Killings by bandits in Kaduna State has become almost a daily affairs, with men of the underworld reigning supreme in the state, with the government seemingly helpless.

Most affected Local Governments are Igabi, Giwa, Chikun, Zango Kataf, Zaria, Kajuru, Kaura and Jemaa.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has refused to negotiate with bandits, saying criminals must not go unpunished.

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