Nigeria's Abduction Issue

This article informs the reader about a prevalent issue that exists in Nigeria: kidnapping. In Nigeria, over 200 school children remain abducted and schools have become a primary target for this crime. With an “absence of security and...a reluctance to meaningfully engage armed threats,” Nigeria has become an ideal place for these kidnapping gangs. Nigeria’s security crisis stems from government failure, particularly a suffering economy and poorly funded local security forces. Many also blame President Muhammadu Buhari for not addressing this issue. Additionally, Nigeria has a high poverty rate where 40% of the adult population lives off of less than $1 a day. This means that many Nigerians are unable to pay for ransom when their children are abducted or held hostage.