US, Other Nations Rally Support For Nigeria To Tackle Kidnapping


News Investigators/ The United States has offered to assist tne Nigerian Givernment tackle the problem of incessant cases of kidnapping in the country.

There are some other foreign countries who are also willing to help Nigeria deal with the increasing problem of kidnappings, especially in the northern parts of Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the State House in Abuja.

The briefing followed the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In recent times, there has been a resurgence of mass kidnapping, especially in the northern part of the country, the recent being the abduction of 287 school children in a school in Kuriga, in Kaduna state.

Also, in Buda, Kajuru Local Government Area, over 60 people were kidnapped by terrorists. Just as another 16 students from a Qur’anic school were taken in Sokoto and some women from IDP camp in Borno.

Already, the kidnappers of Kuriga students have demanded N1billion ransom and gave 20days deadline for the ransom to be paid.

President Bola Tinubu warned against ransom payment but told the security agencies to make sure all those kidnapped came back safe.

Apart from the United States, other countries are also offering help to Nigeria. According to the Information minister, the Nigerian government is looking at the offers.

Meanwhile, the minister assured that efforts are ongoing to ensure that all kidnapped victims are rescued.


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