The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has on Friday disclosed that at least 323 persons were killed by bandits in the state in the last three months.
He also said 949 were kidnapped in the same during the same period.
Arunwan, however, said, military troops neutralised 64 bandits and arrested several gunrunners in the state.
Giving the breakdown of the situation, the commissioner, said among the 323 people killed, 20 were women 11 were minors while
292 were males.
“The report also includes the aerial missions conducted over identified bandit hideouts and locations across the state, during which multiple scores of bandits were engaged and neutralised with their camps destroyed.
“Deaths linked to banditry, violent attacks, communal clashes, and reprisals in the first quarter total 323 across the state. Of this, 20 were women and 11 were minors.
“Out of the 323 citizens killed, 292 were males. 236 of the recorded deaths occurred in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, Giwa, and Kajuru LGAs.
“Birnin Gwari recorded the highest figure of 77 deaths, followed by Chikun with 52, Igabi 45, Giwa 42, Kajuru 20 deaths in the first quarter.
“Southern Kaduna Senatorial District had 68 deaths in total, of which five were women and two below the age of 18,” he said.