No fewer than 446 people lost their lives to banditry and terrorism in Kaduna State from April to September.

A total of 446 people have lost their lives in Kaduna State as a results of banditry, terrorism and communal clashes from April to September, 2022, an official said in Kaduna on Friday.

The figure comprised of 285 killed in the second quarter of the year and 161 who lost their lives in the third quarter.Samuel Aruwan, State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, gave out the figures when he presented the 2022 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report on security to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai.

He also said that 985 persons were kidnapped during the period under review across the state, with 804 of the number kidnapped in the 3rd quarter, while five persons each were raped in the second and third quarter.

The commissioner said 258 persons were injured in the second quarter and 156 in the 3rd quarter, while 5,999 and 1, 133 animals were rustled in the two quarters, respectively.


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