No fewer than 937 persons died and another 1,972 abducted by bandits in 2020 in Kaduna State.
Kaduna Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs stated this on Wednesday during presentation of the 2020 security report to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The report, which indicated 7,195 cattle were rustled across within the period under review, showed Kaduna Central senatorial zone top the death toll with 617.
Igabi, Kajuru and Birnin Gwari, all in the central zone, have the highest death figures of 152, 144 and 122 respectively.
El-Rufai said his government will neither negotiate with criminals of any description nor support any form of amnesty.
El-Rufai said criminals must be wiped out immediately and without hesitation, adding bandits, cattle rustlers and armed militias must be degraded and decimated to a state of unconditional submission to constituted authorities.