With Nigeria’s economy in crisis, kidnapping-for-ransom is a growth industry

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:31pm

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In recent years, northern Nigeria’s kidnapping-for-ransom business has steadily grown, putting more and more vulnerable schoolchildren in harm’s way. But with ransom payments increasing and authorities appearing helpless to stop the abductions, it seems these kidnappings will grow even more frequent. Host Marco Werman speaks with Confidence MacHarry, a security analyst at SBM Intelligence, in Lagos.