At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, officials, witnesses, and relatives of the abducted told Reuters on Tuesday, underscoring the insecurity still afflicting parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari won elections in 2015 partly on promises to bring security to Nigeria but has struggled to fulfill them. He is now seeking a second term in February 2019.
His critics and opponents question his record of tackling the multitude of conflicts that plague Nigeria from Boko Haram and an Islamic State insurgency in the northeast to clashes between farmers and herders in which hundreds have died.
Kidnapping is also rife. In 2014, the abduction of more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok shot the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency into the spotlight, prompting the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
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