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More than 200 children abducted in Nigeria

More than 200 children have been abducted in Nigeria and remain missing throughout.

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More than 200 children have been abducted in Nigeria and remain missing throughout.

The majority of the children are school-going. Many of the victims are schoolchildren, with several mass kidnappings this year, mirroring and eclipsing the kidnap of almost 300 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014.

For many in Nigeria, the incidents have been labeled as the ‘kidnap epidemic.’ The crisis threatens to derail attendance in schools in a region where high child illiteracy rates and child marriage have been prominent concerns.

Nigeria is also facing militancy issues and the country is in deadly crisis. The poor communities are more on the verge of abduction. The poor families are demanded to pay the ransom and get life threats. Beyond the frequency of attacks, what has caused greater distress is the freedom with which kidnappers have acted, not bothering to conceal their identities to victims, calling families from registered telephone lines, calling radio stations where children have been put on air to plea for their lives, and operating from forest camps known to security officials.

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