What's behind the rise in kidnappings in Nigeria?

Published
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


Guests:

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.

- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish
- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera
- Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

#InsideStory #Nigeria
Category
Nigeria
Tags
abduction, abductions, africa news, nigeria, children, school, kidnapping
Be the first to comment