No fewer than 213 folk have faith been killed by bandits while 676 others kidnapped across the frontline local executive areas of Katsina Speak between July and October 2021.
Secretary to the Katsina Speak Authorities, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, published this on Thursday while briefing journalists on the growth of the safety challenges containment orders no longer too lengthy ago signed by Governor Aminu Bello Masari to care for banditry in the disclose.
He eminent that 724 suspected bandits and other criminals terrorising communities in the disclose have faith been arrested by security companies at some level of the length below review.
Mustapha explained that 296 suspects have faith been below prosecution and 75 others have faith been below investigation by varied security companies in the disclose.
“On your entire, the statistics almost about banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling from the commencement of the containment picture to this level has published a drastic reduction in the preference of reported cases.
“Shall we embrace, for the length of July/August 2021, there have faith been a full of 173 reported kidnap incidents affecting 475 folk; whereas for September/October 2021, 61 kidnap incidents occurred with 201 victims.
“Banditry cases for the identical corresponding sessions have faith been 97 incidents for July/August, 2021 with 130 deaths and 57 injured and 56 incidents for September/October 2021 with 83 deaths and 58 injured.
“480 suspects have faith been arrested between March to September 2021; 42 below investigation and 216 below prosecution. From September to this level on the opposite hand, 244 suspects have faith been arrested; 33 below investigation and 80 have faith been below prosecution,” he said.
Inuwa while talking on the safety containment picture as a baby of necessity said the executive’s effort in the direction of curbing security challenges in the disclose changed into no longer geared in the direction of bringing hardship to the citizenry however to curb the risk.