Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped by kidnappers in northern Nigeria after killing two police officers, a police spokesman said Wednesday. At 7: 45 a.m., gunmen on motorcycles first attacked the community where Benjamin Auta, the farmer, was reportedly killed by gunmen. Nigerian authorities have charged two men in connection with the kidnapping and murder of two US citizens in the northern city of Kaduna, where hundreds of people have been killed in a series of kidnappings and attacks in recent years.
Luck's father, Isiaka Odoji, told the Nigerian Daily Trust newspaper that the gunmen demanded $1 million to release his children, a sum he could not possibly afford. Taku would have been enslaved for the rest of his life if negotiations with the Nigerian government for his release had failed, the Associated Press news agency reported, which reportedly helped secure the release of the two U.S. citizens and two Canadians from their captors.
While many Muslims support the proposed reintroduction of Sharia law in Nigeria, some have expressed reservations about its implementation. Some argue that the implementation of Sharia law is not complete, as some politicians have introduced, because Nigeria is not a "Muslim state."
In a video released in January titled "A Response to the Nigerian Polytheistic Army," Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau Kanuri speaks Arabic and Hausa, adding a message in Fulani, the language of Fulfude. In the video, released in January, entitled "In Response to a Polytheistic Nigerian Army," he also speaks in Kanri and Arabic (and in some cases in Housa), and he adds another message in Fulano ("Fulfuded"). In a video released by the Nigerian National Army (NNA) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in February, he spoke inkanuri (in Arabic and Hausa), but added another message in Fulani's language ("Fulani" and "F-fulfilude").
The governor also accused Maikori of posting pictures of victims of the killings in southern Kaduna as well as of family members and friends.
Most of the herders involved in the attacks were immigrants from Senegal and Mali, he said. Kaduna, Urquhart writes (21 p. 79), is a special "British colonial creation" planned by the colonial government of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his son Sir John Doyle. The state capital is located about 50 kilometers (50 miles) from the capital Lagos, Nigeria's second largest city.
This helped Kaduna become the main hub in the north and increased the number of railway lines to Lagos, the country's second largest city, and to the south.
Kaduna and Zaria are the main railway centres of the state. Both cities are served by lines to Lagos and Port Harcourt in the south and by lines to Kaduna, the capital of the northern state of Kaduna and the second largest city in the country. It is also the site of a planned Lagos-Kano normal gauge railway, to be completed from the capital Abuja through Kadune. The Kadu, a tributary of the Niger, flows roughly from east to west through the center of this state. Kaduba borders on the Benue River to the north and the Niger, Niger and Bauchi rivers to the south.
The river is crossed by the Kaduna - Kaduba - Bauchi road, one of the main roads in the state. Rural communities have been forced to abandon their homes and businesses in recent years, leaving them vulnerable to attacks by bandits who killed at least 1,126 people in northern Nigeria between January and June this year.
At least 380 people, mostly women and children, have been kidnapped and 110 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by Boko Haram, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Since January this year, mass burials have been organised for victims who joined the list of people killed in attacks in northwest Nigeria, as documented by Amnesty International in its latest report on human rights violations in Nigeria.
The Niger Delta has been overrun by Boko Haram, a militant group with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Nigeria has a high level of violent street crime, including robberies, kidnappings, extortion, drug trafficking, kidnappings and property crimes. Political and economic instability in Nigeria has opened the door to pickpocketing. In 2019, there was an increase in the number of criminal gangs operating in the state of Zamfara in northwest Nigeria. Kidnappings for ransom are also common, though they are linked to terrorism, with foreigners and high-ranking Nigerians frequently targeted.
Most of these attacks took place in northern and northeastern Nigeria, the British government said, but there have been a significant number elsewhere. The two attacks are likely the first of their kind in Kaduna, though no government officials have publicly acknowledged them. The Nigerian state has a lot at stake, "the British government said," and for Nigeria as a whole. Resolving the crisis in Kadunas in the south will present significant challenges to both federal and state governments. We will monitor developments in the state and the announcements made by the state governments, as there is a significant risk to the people living and working in Nigeria and an increasing threat of retaliatory attacks.