Kidnapping for Ransom in Nigeria and why it is far from Ending

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Nigeria has seen mass abductions and kidnappings in recent times. The security situation has also faced serious challenges. In this report, my colleague Olisa Chukwumah recently spoke to a negotiator and a family whose brother was in the Kaduna train attack. He says it is sadly a “booming  business”


Sadly, there is a growing enterprise here. Those who are kidnapped and lucky to be released have their lives changed forever, they go through intense trauma to say the least.

How long will this menace continue and what is the way forward?


Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

A seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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