Undoubtedly, the state of insecurity in Nigeria has been so alarming, especially in 2020. Asides COVID-19 having its toll on the nation, insecurity, in the form of kidnapping for ransom has held the country in the jugular, with security agencies seemingly helpless, leaving hapless Nigerians to be preyed upon by men of the dark world.
Two brothers Lucky Osuji 25 and Reward Osuji 17 from Emekuku Owerri North local government area of Imo State, conspired with members of Black Axe Fraternity, a cult group and kidnapped their younger brother, Confidence, who is 14 years old.
Maj. Gen. Abubakar Tarfa, Commandant, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, has said that the Nigerian Army was focused and ready to win the ongoing fight against insurgency, kidnapping and armed banditry in the country.
A beautiful Fulani woman is helping the Nigerian police to unravel the epidemic of kidnapping north of Nigeria, after she confessed that she was instrumental in the abductions of some of her boyfriends.
In another incident that underscores the insecurity in Nigeria, Alhaji Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State was in the early hours of Sunday, abducted by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
Four seminarians kidnapped in Kaduna by gunmen have been named by a leading Catholic charity, Aid to the Church In Need.They are Pius Kanwai, 19, Peter Umenukor, 23, Stephen Amos, 23, and 18-year-old Michael Nnadi.
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted on Monday two teachers at Obi Primary School, Obi Camp, in Avbiosi community of Owan West local government area of Edo state , but only one captive remains with them on Tuesday.
The Delta Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has stressed the need for sensitization on the dangers of the increasing cases of sexual harassment, kidnapping, and cultism in the society.