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Insecurity: Tinubu says Kidnappers must be treated as Terrorists



President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has denounced the heinous actions of kidnappers nationwide, asserting that those engaged in these vile acts should be considered terrorists.

The President made this statement on Tuesday during a Ramadan dinner attended by members of the Federal judiciary, including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

Asserting the government’s intent to eradicate banditry, the President called out child kidnappers as cowards, lacking the ability to stand up to the Nigerian Armed Forces’ might.

School abductions are an ongoing security challenge in Nigeria’s northern region, especially since the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists in Borno state’s Chibok village shocked the world.

Armed gangs have since targeted schools for kidnap ransoms, resulting in at least 1,400 abducted since then.

Two weeks ago, dozens were abducted in a fresh attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.