The quarterly security report of the Kaduna State government has revealed that 323 persons were killed and 949 kidnapped by bandits in the last three months across the state.
The routine report covered cases of banditry, kidnapping, cattle-rustling, attacks, and reprisal attacks.
According to the report presented on Friday, the Kaduna North senatorial district recorded the least number of attacks.
Of all the 323 killings in the period under review, 73.07 per cent occurred in the Central Kaduna district, 21.05 in Southern district and 5.88 in the Northern district.
Also, on kidnapping, 82.4 per cent of the 949 cases happened in the Central district while 13.59 per cent occurred in the South and 4 per cent in the North.
While presenting the report, the commissioner for internal security, Samuel Aruwan, said military ground troops killed 64 bandits in the period while 100 were killed in air raids.
“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 deaths occurred in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, Giwa and Kajuru LGAs.