Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

At least 14 people have been abducted by unknown assailants from a village in Kaduna state, according to Nigerian Member of Parliament Osman Danlami.

Danlami said the incident took place last Saturday morning, demonstrating the worsening security situation in the area.

The attack comes just days after some 61 people were abducted in a nearby area, making it part of a series of mass attacks plaguing the area.

In a related context, gunmen on March 7 kidnapped 278 students from two schools in Kaduna state, and two days later 15 other students from an Islamic school in Sokoto state were kidnapped.

In addition, more than 200 displaced people were abducted by Boko Haram, as media reports confirmed the government’s attempts to negotiate with the kidnappers, and although President Paula Tinubu ordered Nigerian security services to rescue the abductees, none were released.

Experts point out that mass attacks and abductions in northern Nigeria threaten public safety and negatively affect stability in the region, often aimed at ransom, forced recruitment or sexual terrorism.

 

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