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The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwane, said about 1,052 people were killed, 4,227 kidnapped and 648 injured in 2022.
Mr. Aruwan said this Wednesday during the launch of a report on the state of insecurity in the state by 2022.
The report, titled “Security Situation in Kaduna State from January 1 to December 31, 2022”, included banditry and terrorism, kidnapping, rape by armed bandits, cattle raids, communal and inter-ethnic clashes, violent attacks and terrorism. , and reprisal attacks.
“The statistics presented are derived from daily reports from security agencies: Military (Army, Navy and Air Force), Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Kaduna. State Vigilance Service (KADVS) – community leaders (district heads, village heads, district heads, chiefs and emirs) and credible human intelligence networks.
“The figures presented here by the Kaduna State Government are therefore the most authoritative source of periodic security data on banditry, terrorism and other incidents in the State,” Aruwan said.
Of the 1,052 people killed, Aruwan said 947 were men, 82 were women and 23 were minors.
Of the dead, 641 were from the central part of the state and 349 from the southern part of the state. The report said that 62 people were killed in the North of the state. with the North of the state.
Of the 4,227 people kidnapped, 2,606 were men and 1,395 were women, and the remaining 226 were minors.
Kaduna central zone continues to have 3,112 abductees, while Kaduna southern zone has 925 cases of abductions while the northern part of the state has 190.
Mr. Aruwan said that in the year under review, 648 people were injured in the attacks, and 11,714 animals were killed.
The state also saw 25 cases of rape and 215 farms were said to have been destroyed.
The commissioner said that the state government has achieved great feats in the fight against insecurity, which led to the killing of 628 terrorists in 2022.
He said some of the slain bandit leaders included Dogo Mai Kasuwa, Kachalla Gudau, Rigimamme and Alh Shanono.
Kaduna State, in the north-west of the country, has for years witnessed terrorist activities as well as communal and religious clashes.
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