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For Nigeria's Criminals, Kidnapping Remains Lucrative Trade

Kidnapping has for years been rife in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta; but, experts say the practice is now common across much of the country and kidnappers are becoming less discerning about their targets. It used to be that kidnappers would target only rich Nigerians and expatriates, mostly those working in the oil industry in the southern Niger Delta region; but, security experts say it is not just foreigners and the wealthy who are at risk. Last May, prominent Nigerian author...

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