Militants abducted 40 children in Nigeria
Unidentified militants have abducted 40 children in an attack on a farm in Katsina state, northern Nigeria. Nigerian newspaper ‘The Premium Times reported that the kidnappers had demanded the payment of 30 million nairas (about $70,000 USD) as a ransom.
The militants have contacted the parents of the children asking for the money.
The attack took place in the north of the country, which is disconcerting because many attacks were previously concentrated in the northwest states. This shift marks a spread in the region affected by terrorist and militant groups and signals a rising tide of crime across the country.
Please pray that the abducted children will be returned to their families quickly.