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kidnapping in Nigeria. By examining the various factors contributing to kidnapping, as well as the outcomes of such events, in conjunction with spatial analysis, additional information about the current status of kidnapping in Nigeria may be derived. This can enable better predictions about risk factors for residents, as well as the tendencies o Kidnapping and National Security in Nigeria Okoli, Al Chukwuma & Agada, Fakumo T. Department of Political Science, Federal University Lafia, PMB 146, Lafia, Nigeria *Email of the corresponding author: okochu007@yahoo.com Abstract This paper examines the phenomenon of kidnapping in Nigeria with a view to underscore its implications fo kidnappings occur in Nigeria every week. If accurate, the number of people kidnapped annually is over 2,000. Expanded Geographic Scope Kidnapping is no longer concentrated in the Niger Delta. Almost half of Nigeria's states have become venues for kidnapping. The highest number of kidnapping incidents in the period September 15 t unprecedented series of agitations in the forms of kidnapping and abduction, armed robberies, bombing, and carnages of all forms and magnitude in the past decade and a half. The most dastard so far is the activities of a frighten off investors and generate concern among Nigeria's northern neighbors (Eme and Ibietam, 2012). According to.

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Boko Haram has conducted kidnappings, killings, bombings, and attacks on civilian and military targets, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, injuries, and significant destruction of property. While most active in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram actions have at times approached Lagos Downloadable! Nigeria is a complex society with a rapid growing population of roughly 200 million people. The country has around 500 different languages and 250 distinct ethnic groups. Thus, uniting these complex groups into one unified political entity since the amalgamation of the country in 1914 proved difficult. Comparatively, Nigeria is one of the secured and peaceful nations in the West. Kidnapping is a serious problem which is being faced in Nigeria every day. It has now become a regular thing to hear news about the abduction of people in the country; one of the biggest case was the one which brought up the bring back our girls campaign - it was the time when the whole world heard about the problems in Nigeria

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  1. Eleven days into the new year of 2021, an unusual tale of two kidnappers was told by the Nigeria Police spokesperson Frank Mba. Mohammed Amodu, a fearsome kidnapper active in the capital city, fell victim to a kidnapping by a relatively unknown kidnapper, Buba Babu. The kidnappers received more than N1.6m ($3,300) in ransom to secure Amodu's.
  2. No fewer than 133 highways across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria have been identified by Sunday Vanguard as major flashpoints for kidnapping, banditry and other violent acts
  3. positing that Nigeria's democracy is endangered as political intolerance, and economic frustration gather momentum in the form of assassinations, intimidations, threats and hostage taken across Nigeria. Keywords: Insecurity, Extra-judicial and political Killings, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Hostage Taking and Economic Frustration Introductio
  4. One major challenge bedevilling the Nigeria-Niger borderlands has been the aspect of cattle rustling and armed banditry whose paucity of records on its gravity on the affected victims has left much to be desired over time and space. Most of th
  5. al groups - smuggling. Remittances from overseas appear to play no role. Terrorism in northern Nigeria is cheap. Explosives - and knowledge about them - are widespread, not least becaus
  6. In the last three months, there have been repeated kidnappings in Northern Nigeria. It is hard to tell them apart, but this timeline should help you. Anita Eboigbe Send an email February 27, 2021. 0. A protest against the kidnapping of schoolchildren in the north-western state of Katsina in Dec. 2020. Photo: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuter

propelling the current conflict in Northern Nigeria. The article then considers some of the policy options for addressing these causes and conflict and recommends, among other measures, the establishment of a kidnappings, armed robbery, murder and extortion as other grave problems facing Nigeria. All of these, except ill-discipline, are. Haram in Northern Nigeria, while Danjibo (2009) attempts a comparative evaluation of the Maitatsine and Boko Haram crises in Northern Nigeria as manifestations of Islamic fundamentalism and sectarian violence in Nigeria. This study therefore builds on earlier works already done in the field of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria Nigeria's kidnapping crisis. 2019-02-01. Over the decades, kidnapping in Nigeria has evolved into a lingering, pervasive security threat and fast-paced and multifaceted criminal enterprise. It is now perpetrated by diverse armed groups and criminal gangs operating across the country, on land and at sea, pursuing different agendas and driven. Rural banditry and conflicts in Northern Nigeria. Ipastoralists and farmers in Nigeria have been on the rise. This social conflict has traditionally consisted of disputes over natural resources and is often presented as a conflict between settlers and nomadic people. However, what began as conflict between pastoralists and farmers over land has. Reader Friendly PDF Tragically such school abductions are becoming common in northern Nigeria, where since December about 950 students have been kidnapped—half in the past six weeks.

The most common examples of rural banditry in Nigeria are armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and village raids. Rural banditry in the northwestern states of Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina has. of the Boko Haram kidnapping of hundreds of girls from Chibok and calling upon Nigeria to increase efforts to end the conflict and assist victims. In October, Members of Congress introduced a resolution (H.Res.640) condemning the global persecution of Christians and cited mass attacks on Christians in Nigeria in 2014 and 2018 In Southern Nigeria, which comprises a mere 29% of Nigeria's nearly 924,000 km² of landmass, urban banditry ensued. Unsurprisingly, armed robbery in built-up areas of the country was an early.

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  1. Banditry and Nigeria's rising insecurity. The upsurge in banditry, kidnapping and bloodletting across the country is quite frightening. The general insecurity is, indeed, worrisome. From Zamfara.
  2. At its height in 2017 and 2018, the major road connecting the capital Abuja in central Nigeria to Kaduna in the north-west had 10 kidnappings per day with 20 different groups operating on the.
  3. In 2018 Islamic State's west Africa branch kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi in north-east Nigeria, all but one of whom, a Christian, were released. A ransom was paid.
  4. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State. Soon after the kidnapping, reports surfaced that Boko Haram may have transferred many of the girls from Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and as far as Central African Republic's Birao region near Sudan.[1] In a video released Continue
  5. INVESTIGATION: Inside the Igangan abductions, killings that exposed Oyo's herder crisis Before Igangan, 177 kilometres from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was propelled to national attention in the past weeks, Taiwo Adeagbo, a local farmer-leader, had collected several photographs, depicting bloodied and savagely hacked human bodies
  6. Crime is an act that brings about offences and it is punishable under the law. Major crimes in Nigeria include rape, kidnapping, murder, burglary, fraud, terrorism, robbery, cyber-crimes, bribery and corruption, money laundering and so on. According to the statistics released by the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics in 2016, Lagos, Abuja.

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive for about six weeks. Police spokesman. mutilations, and kidnapping of Christians in Nigeria have persistently increased. These attacks are frequently accompanied by the torching of homes, churches, villages, and agricultural fields. If Kano falls, the whole of northern Nigeria falls. The whole of Nigeria falls, Dr. Yusuf said. I

The consequences of any kidnapping are frightening, but then, recent history of kidnappings in northern Nigeria and the region had shown how alarming the incidents had become. The second involved the organisation's inability to monitor the context properly with regard to transnational terrorist/criminal groups operating at the regional level Nigeria 2020 Crime & Safety Report: Abuja. This is an annual report produced in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. OSAC encourages travelers to use this report to gain baseline knowledge of security conditions in northern and central Nigeria. For more in-depth information, review OSAC's Nigeria country. The upsurge of new dimensional and hi-tech crimes such as kidnapping, bank and armed robbery activities in many parts of Nigeria has called for concern of the government and well-meaning Nigerians. In most cases, innocent lives are sorrowfully terminated in the process; for example the robbery attack on the Akwa Ibom Stat The Business Of Kidnapping In Nigeria. It has been almost seven years since the well-publicized abduction of 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories in the town of Chibok, northeastern Nigeria. Following reports that a number of the girls who were still missing have managed to escape, we are reminded of a tragedy that, in a country plagued by. stances, cattle were kidnapped, with the rustlers asking for money afterwards (Adeniyi 2015). Although cattle rustling has been rampant in the rural areas of Northern Nigeria, it not only poses serious security challenges at the specific sites of conflict but also threatens to engulf places outside of the rural sector and Northern Nigeria

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  1. Halting Repeated School Kidnappings in Nigeria. Gunmen snatched more than 270 girls from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria on 26 February, releasing them four days later. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Nnamdi Obasi looks at why the authorities are struggling to prevent these mass kidnappings. The 26 February mass kidnapping was the.
  2. For some time now, Nigeria has been a hotbed of conflicts. Apart from the perennial conflict between the farmers and herdsmen, there are other notable security challenges, which includes the activities of the Biafra separatists, militant Islamists in the North-East, kidnappings in many parts of the country, the Niger Delta imbroglio, and so on
  3. after Boko Haram kidnapped 270 schoolgirls from the northern town of Chibok. In the aftermath of the kidnappings, the Government of Nigeria requested assistance from international partners, including the United States, to save the girls. As of th
  4. Kidnapping for ransom by armed groups, many of who carry guns and ride motorcycles, are common across many northern states. Nigeria has one of the world's highest numbers of out-of-school.

CTC Perspective: A Turning Point for Boko Haram [open pdf - 189 KB] Boko Haram's kidnapping of more than 250 school girls in northern Nigeria in April 2014 went largely unnoticed outside of Nigeria and among the small circle of experts who track the organization All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor told AFP Tuesday. Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months, sparking widespread anger against the government and memories of the 2014 kidnapping of hundreds of.

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Federal University Lafia, Nigeria Abstract- This paper explores the humanitarian impact of terrorism in Nigeria from the standpoint of Boko Haram insurgency. This is against the backdrop of the rising spate of violent attacks orchestrated by members of the Islamic sect in the northern part of the country over the years. B Nigeria's cycle of kidnappings. Nigeria is trapped in a cycle of school child kidnappings that recall one of the most infamous abductions in recent years: In early May 2014, more than two million. Cases of abduction and kidnapping, murder and killing protest, disruption, On the 1951 elections, former Governor of Northern Nigeria Mr. Bryan confessed that he was involved in its manipulations so that the Northern Peoples' Congress could win 90% of the votes (in Okonjo in Iyayi, 2008:6). The 1964 and 1965 elections were not bette

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Nigeria tries to negotiate return of 136 kidnapped students. Officials have confirmed the number of children taken by gunmen from a school in northern Nigeria. The state government is in contact. by Emile Nakhleh. Boko Haram's recent kidnapping of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria has focused the world's attention on Islamic radicalism and terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel countries Still on the issue of insecurity, some observers explain the instability in Nigeria's Northwest in terms of porous borders and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. 3 Mohammed J. Kuna and Jibrin Ibrahim Eds., Rural Banditry and Conflicts in Northern Nigeria (Abuja: Center for Democracy and Development, 2015), 11

Hide Footnote The daily violence of banditry and cattle-rustling prevalent throughout northern Nigeria and the region could open up new areas of operation. [fn] In what seems like an attempt to manipulate public opinion, some have blamed a number of recent violent clashes in northern Nigeria between ethnic Fulani herdsmen and farmers on Boko. The especially in Northern Nigeria which includes the middle belt region. Many have been kidnapped, killed and churches burnt. The most internationally acclaimed incident was the kidnapping of over 300 school girls from Government Secondary School (G.S.S) Chibok in Chibok Local Government of Borno State in 2014 School abductions in Nigeria first drew international attention with the kidnappings of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and Leah Sharibu's kidnapping in 2018. Nigeria's abduction business has continued to boom. Since December 2020, heavily armed kidnappers have abducted more than 800 students, some as young as 10

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Boko Haram, Nigeria's homegrown Islamist insurgency, whose name in Hausa roughly translates as Western education is forbidden, has abducted at least 500 women and girls from northern. impact Nigeria's years-long counterinsurgency campaign has had on the group. The kidnapping is among the latest in a series of atrocities and terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in an escalating campaign aimed, in part, at undermining the Nigerian government's control over the northern part of the country One student was killed and at least 10 people were kidnapped when gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria, officials told R on Friday. Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:27 A terrorism in Nigeria. Key Words: Nigeria, Frustration-Aggression, Boko Haram, Insecurity, Corruption, Sustainable Development. Introduction Nigeria has all it takes to be great in terms of human and natural resources and wants to be one of the developed economies of the world and a leading nation in Africa by the year 2020 19/03/2020. Banditry violence has affected populations living in Nigeria's Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina states in the northwest. About 21 million people living in these states have been exposed to insecurity from activities of bandits. Unconnected to the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, the banditry violence began.

Nigeria: Kidnapped schoolgirls released, says governor Gunmen kill 36 in attacks in northern Nigeria. Armed bandits kill people, burn down houses in villages of Kaduna and Katsina states Since 2009 Nigeria has been in the grip of a violent Islamic insurgency by the extremist sect widely known as Boko Haram. More than 12,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks across northern Nigeria and hundreds of thousands displaced (Mustapha, forthcoming). Military action and civil resistance have driven the group back int

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KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Praying, crying and waiting for news about their children, the parents of more than 120 Nigerian students abducted by armed bandits at the Bethel Baptist High School in the. The group's ideological objective has evolved from simple advocacy for Islamic puritanism in northern Nigeria to the creation of the Islamic State in West Africa and Lake Chad region in particular. Its campaign of violence started as a less organised and less sophisticated uprising in 2002; but by 2015 it has acquired the infamous title of the. 2020 Nigeria hostage rescue. During the early hours of October 31, 2020, United States Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), parachuted from Air Force Special Operations aircraft of the 352d Special Operations Wing, and conducted an operation in Northern Nigeria, resulting in the rescue of an American hostage and. The main aim of this research work is to carry out an appraisal of armed banditry in northern Nigeria from legal perspective. The specific objectives of the study are: 1. to determine the causes of armed banditry in the northern Nigeria. 2. to determine the form of armed banditry in northern Nigeria . 3

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File Type PDF Boko Haram And The Nigerian Insurgency Boko Haram And The Nigerian the thousands of people being kidnapped for ransom in Nigeria. According to one analyst, more than 1,300 Nigerians northern Nigeria. The front door to the three-bedroom bungalow is wide open to let in air, as th heritage protection in Northern Nigeria. It assesses the levels of damages carried out by the Boko-Haram Insurgent group on the Sambisa forest in Bornu State, Nigeria. The Boko-Haram insurgence broke out in July 24, 2009 in Marduguri but soon spread to six Northern States of Bornu, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Kano and Katsina Since 2019, there has been an increase in kidnaps for ransom by criminal gangs in Northern Nigeria. Those engaged in tourism, humanitarian aid work, journalism or business are viewed as legitimate targets. If you are kidnapped, the reason for your presence is unlikely to serve as protection or secure your safe release Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed criminal groups, in a trend started by the jihadist group Boko Haram, and later its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province. The government has repeatedly denied paying ransoms. But Buhari on Friday urged state governments to review their policy of.

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More than 700 students have been kidnapped for ransom since December by armed groups after raids on schools and universities in northern Nigeria. Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that about 200 children had been seized in the latest school kidnapping in its violent north but they ruled out securing their freedom by paying a ransom AFP/Gusau, Nigeria. All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor told AFP Tuesday. Nigeria has been. In the northern part of the country, students cannot complete their studies because of the looming threat of kidnapping and murder. The news report from Channels Television of Nigeria (The best television station of the year) on June 18, 2014, had it that Boko Haram killed 15 students from a bomb blast in a school in Kano state Nigeria's history is replete with short-lived governments, dysfunctional institutions and poor leadership. This has shaped how Nigerians perceive issues of politics and nation building. Nigeria has three predominant regions, namely Northern Nigeria inhabited by the Hausas, West Nigeria with the Yoruba and South with the Igbos

One student was killed and at least 10 people were kidnapped when gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria, officials told R on Friday. Monday, July 12, 2021 7:13 A managing and mitigating kidnapping risk, focusing on the acceptance strategy. This is further explored through analysing one humanitarian organisation's response in the two case study locations of northern Nigeria and Syria. Finally, the paper proposes a framework for under-standing the kidnapping phenomenon in relation to humanitarian agencies Kidnapping and Killing of school children with impunity has become so rampant in northern Nigeria. A 300 level female student of the Department of Mass Communication Delta State University Abraka, Elozino Ogege was murdered in a bush by group of boys popularly known as yahoo boys on the 19th of November 2018. Her body was found in. Haram's February 2013 kidnapping of French tourists, Ansaru's killing of seven foreign construction workers in northern Nigeria, and the participation of fighters from these groups in the conflict in Mali, moreover, reveal their international outlook. Nigeria's strategic importance to the global jihadist movement should not be underestimated

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them as soldiers and militias. They kidnapped young girls ,sell them into slavery and forcefully married them. Boko Haram, is recruiting and using child soldiers as young as 12-years-old, as well as abducted women and girls in the northern region of Nigeria, some of whom it later subjected to domestic servitude, forced labor, and se east of Nigeria where schools and homes were set ablaze and razed down, markets and other public places were burnt, innocent people were maimed, many students were adopted, kidnapped and were taken to unknown destinations. Northern Nigeria consists of 19 out of 36 states clustered into 3 geo-political zones of North-West Niger Delta (MEND), Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MOSSOB), increasing spate of kidnapping in the South - East geo - political zone, incessant bombings in the northern parts of Nigeria by Boko Haran group, Mehem by the Islamic assailants in Jos crisis, politically motivated killings by unscrupulous groups, amon

Child abuse in Nigeria negatively affects the future of children and destroys the image of the country. Children suffer from various forms of abuse such as child marriages, molestation, child labour, kidnapping, and neglect, among other forms. Many laws and policies were put into place with the purpose of protecting children from abuse. However. of northern Nigeria is contiguous to the troubled Sahel region in the grip of Islamist insurgencies. For couple of years now, Salafist insurgency dubbed ''Boko Haram'' has gripped northern Nigeria with a terrifying rage of deadly bombings, assassinations and kidnappings • 34% of the events of conflict in North Central Nigeria were never reported to any authorities South South Nigeria • The proportion of households affected by violence in Nigeria's South South has risen steadily each year from 2010 to 2016, with a sharp increase during 2015-16 The April 2014 kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram—and the lethargic response of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's government—provoked outrage. But the kidnapping is only one of many challenges Nigeria faces

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NORTHERN NIGERIA 40 ARMS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA 40 INTRODUCTION 40 SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE 41 BACKGROUND 42 NORTHERN NIGERIA: AN OVERVIEW OF ARMS FUELLED VIOLENCE 44 for gang violence), kidnappings, ethnic and religious clashes, and militancy in the Niger Delta. • In the Niger Delta region, a proliferation of small arms has had an impact on. Militant group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria. 'I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,' said the leader of the group that was also behind the 2014 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, in a voice message The northern Nigeria is covered by guinea savannah, sudan savannah and sahel savannah. This vegetation distribution is a response to rainfall distribution pattern in the country. rustling, kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery, pillage, and attacks on gold miners and traders. The authorities sometimes also refer to these gangs as bandits. This paper examines the phenomenon of banditry in relation to contemporary crisis of public safety in Nigeria. Relying on exegesis of relevant secondary sources, the paper posits that banditry constitutes a serious threat to Nigeria's public safety and, by extension, national security. The paper recommends, among other things, a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) approach to policing as a. North West Nigeria has for the past four to five decades suffered from waves of crisis and violence. The trajectory of such violence started with ethno-religious clashes and moved through electoral violence, farmer-herder conflagrations and most recently, armed banditry/kidnappings. The region has also had its fair share of jihadist attacks.

Download the StudyGlows App now: https://bit.ly/3fuyclkHurry up! We have a limited period introductory offer on our courses.Courses launching on 28th May 202.. The April 2014 kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram—and the lethargic response of Nigerian President Goodluck. The majority of these kidnapped girls are Christians. Of course, the kidnapping of any child is an intolerable evil and heinous crime. The acknowledged intent to sell these girls into slavery properly shocks the conscience of the world. However, the explicitly anti-Christian nature of the kidnapping is receiving little press notice Kidnappings by armed men, commonly referred to as bandits, have become endemic in northern Nigeria. More than 800 students have been abducted since December, most recently early this month when nearly 200 were taken from a school in Niger state The Kidnapping of Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara10 The Prospects of Negotiation with Boko Haram11 Nigeria's Security Tactics against Boko Haram12 Conclusions 13 Andrew Walker What Is Boko Haram? Summary • Boko Haram is an Islamic sect that believes politics in northern Nigeria has been seized by a group of corrupt, false Muslims

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Another emerging threat in the country is the recent surge in kidnapping, abduction and drug abuse. Between January and May 2019, there have been 13 reported cases of kidnapping and abduction of women and girls in Ho, Tamale, Takoradi, Kumasi and Accra10. Additionally, three Ghanaian girls kidnapped in Takoradi, Western Region i secondary schools and universities, in Lagos state, Nigeria. 64.4% of 45 women interviewed in the work place said they had been beaten by a partner (boyfriend or husband), 56.6% of 48 interviewed market woman admitted experiencing such violence in northern Nigeria. Giving Boko Haram captives a future. New Evangelisation . takes wing. Ginika* was kidnapped by Boko . Haram and forced to marry one . of the extremists. She was beaten up for refusing to sleep with him. Eventually, after spending days in a . deep pit without food or water, her 'husband' forced himself on her in her.

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Few years ago, Nigerians were anxiously concerned on how the federal government can tackle the corrosive and caustic corruption, education, agriculture and power failure, but the recurring spate of hapless killings in the Northern parts of Nigeria diverted the minds of Nigerians to make the federal government to concentrate on tackling security threats in the [ Poverty in Nigeria is not something that started today, yesterday, or days ago. This disease has been in the system for far too long and so many have given up trying to eradicate it. In Nigeria today, there is a striking difference between the poor and the rich, and everywhere you go you know the poor from the rich politics in Nigeria.9 Other studies address topics that this book cannot, for reasons of space, cover, especially Boko Haram's treatment of women.10 6 Anonymous, The Popular Discourses of Salafi Radicalism and Salafi Counter ­ radic alism in Nigeria: A Case Study of Boko Haram, Journal of Religion in Africa 42: Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that about 200 children had been seized in the latest school kidnapping in its violent north but they ruled out securing Friday, July 16, 2021 6:43 P This is the second such kidnapping in a little more than a week in northern Nigeria, where a surge in armed militancy led to widespread and worsening security problems. Last week, gunmen killed a pupil in an overnight attack on a boarding school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger and kidnapped 42 people, including 27 pupils