What's behind the rise in kidnappings in Nigeria?

Nigeria's school kidnappings have become a major security challenge for its government and security forces.
At least 700 students have been abducted in Northern states since December.
And that figure is changing every day with reports of more attacks and abductions.
Dozens of students managed to escape a raid on Monday, while their three teachers were taken.
It happened in the northwestern Kaduna state and it's the first such attack on a primary school.
Armed gangs locally known as bandits are suspected.
They usually seek lucrative ransom to release the victims.
So, how challenging are they to President Muhammadu Buhari?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Mike Ejiofor - Former Director of Nigeria's State Security Service

Ini Dele-Adedeji - Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Center for African Studies.

Anietie Ewang - Nigeria Researcher at Human Rights Watch.

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