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Gunmen Kidnap Dozens of Villagers in Northwestern Nigeria

Epoch Times

July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Gunmen abducted at least 60 people and killed one person in northwestern Nigeria after riding motorbikes into five villages and firing sporadically into the air, a police official and several residents said on Saturday.

Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings for ransom, mainly in northwestern areas, where thinly stretched security forces often fail to stop the abductions.

The latest kidnapping took place in Zamfara state overnight on Friday and gunmen shot and killed a village head, a police official and council member for the area said.

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