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214 persons killed in three months, 746 abducted in Kaduna 

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The Kaduna State government has revealed that attacks by bandits and terrorists, communal clashes, and reprisals between January and March this year resulted in the death of 214 persons.

A statement by the government explained that of the 214 persons killed, 196 were males and 14 females, stressing that 746 others were abducted during the same period

Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, while presenting the Annual Security Report for 2023 on Wednesday in Kaduna disclosed that in the same period, 89 bandits were also killed during engagements with ground forces, military, and police across the state.

He said following fratricidal clashes within bandits, five bandits died bringing the number of bandits’ deaths to 94 and scores killed in air strikes.

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