The Government of Kaduna State has said that in the space of three months, between January and March 2021, 323 people were killed by bandits.

This update was disclosed by Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan during the presentation of the first quarter security report at the State Security Council meeting on Friday April 30. 

Similarly within the same period, 949 people were abducted by bandits. 236 of the deaths between January and March were reported to be within Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi and Kajuru Local government areas.

The council was informed that the security forces triumphed at certain parts of the states. They gunned down hundreds of bandits and recovered many weapons.

Giving his speech at the meeting, Governor El-Rufai lamented about the rise in kidnapping and banditry in the state.

The Governor reported that the attacks are getting out of control, and that bandits operating in the state are inching closer from rural communities to urban areas, where they have targeted innocent people with utmost boldness in recent times.

In other news, the parents of the remaining abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna have lost their patience as their wards have not been released after being in captivity for almost two months.

The parents of the 29 students have therefore decided to stage a mass protest at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja to compel the Nigerian government to boost its efforts to secure the release of their kids.

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