AMINA ANEBI, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan has presented the security situation reports for the second and third quarters of 2022 to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
In the reports, he pointed out notable progress made since military operations were intensified in the state.
Across the six-month period reviewed, over 152 bandits and terrorists were neutralised by ground Forces around the state.
The reports also said that scores were equally neutralized during aerial assaults on identified camps and converging points.
In Birnin- Gwari and Chikun Local Government Area of the state16, bandits and terrorists were eliminated in fratricidal classes.
It added that over 100 camps occupied by bandits and terrorists were destroyed while 74 kidnapped persons were rescued by security forces.
Arms and ammunition intercepted from bandits, terrorists and gunrunners in the six-month period are outlined to include: two (2) General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs)
– 74 AK47 Rifles
– one AK49 Rifle
– nine type 06 Rifles
– four light Assault Rifles
– four pump Action Rifles
– one G3 rifle
– 16 Locally made Rifles
– seven dane guns
– three pistols
– 54 AK47 magazines
– One G3 magazine
-11 pump action cartridges
– 5,398 rounds of live ammunition
He further said traffickers of illicit substances were apprehended and their stashes confiscated in the combined period:
-654 Suspects arrested (613 male and 41 female)
Quantities of drugs seized:
-2,759.891kg of Cannabis
-6558.007kg of psychotropic drugs
-0.064kg of Heroin.
He said there was improvements in the general situation along major highways like the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Deaths attributed to banditry, terrorism and violent attacks across Kaduna State also reduced in the third quarter. “The same is true for kidnapped persons and rustled cattle,” he said.
“Collaborative efforts are yielding positive results. We are deeply grateful to the commanders, officers and men of the security agencies working night and day to make things better for us all. We forge ahead, as a lot remains to be done,” Aruwan added.