At least 888 people were killed in violent attacks carried out in various parts of Kaduna State in the last nine months.
This was captured in a quarterly security report presented by the state government. From the report, a total number of 343 people were killed by bandits between July and September this year alone.
2,553 people were kidnapped by bandits in various communities across the state from January to September 2021.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan who presented the report during an enlarged security meeting on Wednesday October 20, attributed the deaths to kidnappings, banditry, communal clashes, violent attacks and reprisals that cut across all ethnic and religious groups in the State.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai sympathized with the victims of the attacks and ordered the immediate compensation of surviving victims and relatives of the deceased.