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Nigeria’s abduction epidemic and the silence of the west

7 July 2021

5:20 AM

7 July 2021

5:20 AM

Every day, more and more children are going missing in Nigeria. At least 140 schoolchildren were kidnapped in Nigeria’s northwestern Kaduna city yesterday. A day earlier, another eight people – including two nurses and an infant – were abducted in Zaria, around 50 miles north of Kaduna. This marked the fourth attack on a Kaduna state school and the third on a Zaria hospital in the past five months.

Over 1,000 schoolchildren have now been kidnapped in Nigeria since December; around 200 of them are still missing.

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