Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.
Category: Boko Haram
With just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
Six years after the Chibok girls were kidnapped, hundreds more children have been abducted from their school, this time in the West African country’s northwest.
Members of the Islamist militant group also wounded 100 people and burned 800 homes in the weekend attack, according to the Nigerien authorities.