A lot is said about kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria but little is known about how families mobilise resources and deliver ransom to kidnappers.
Scholars explain how and why terrorists appear to be running rampant across Nigeria.
To end banditry, Nigeria first needs to tackle poverty, hunger and unemployment.
The Nigerian government needs to understand that banditry is an act of warfare and should be treated as such.
The atrocities and motivation of bandits have assumed insurgent-type criminality. But the Nigerian government is reluctant to label them terrorists or insurgents.
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In the past five years, the rise of banditry and terror attacks have had devastating effects on children in northern Nigeria.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have their roots in history and an overriding arc of insecurity, but new challenges are contributing to the problem.
Navies, and other security agencies, won’t be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Kidnapping in Nigeria has blossomed into a burgeoning criminal enterprise.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.