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Surge in kidnappings, abductions in Nigeria worrying – Africans Risings 

March 29, 2024
Surge in kidnappings, abductions in Nigeria worrying – Africans Risings 

Africans Rising, a pan-African movement, has expressed deep concern regarding the recent surge in kidnappings and abductions in . The movement highlights that these acts of terror have severely compromised the security and safety of the Nigerian populace, calling for urgent and robust government action to address the situation.

In a statement issued by the movement's Communication and Media Lead, Ann Njagi, Africans Rising emphasizes the imperative for the Nigerian government to intensify its efforts in combating these criminal activities. The statement underscores the need for justice and accountability for all victims of kidnappings, urging President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to dismantle criminal operations across the country and implement stringent measures to ensure the safety of Nigerian citizens, particularly students.

The recent rescue of over 300 abducted girls earlier in the month has brought to light the magnitude of the issue. Africans Rising urges the government to provide essential medical and psycho-social treatment to assist the girls in coping with the trauma they have endured.

According to reports cited by the movement, Nigeria witnessed over 3,600 kidnappings last year, marking a significant escalation in such incidents. The ongoing wave of abductions, particularly mass abductions targeting schools, underscores the urgent need for decisive action to curb this alarming trend.

Africans Rising calls for swift and decisive measures to pursue, arrest, and prosecute all perpetrators of these heinous crimes in accordance with the law. The movement emphasizes the importance of ensuring justice and accountability for all victims of kidnappings, advocating for a comprehensive response to address Nigeria's escalating security crisis.

Source: Source name: Stephen Asante 

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