Police unhelpful as gunmen abduct children regularly in Jos, Salkida reveals

AHMAD Salkida, a Nigerian journalist with expertise in conflict and terrorism reporting, says that residents of Jos have recently been gripped by fear as a result of frequent kidnapping activities, with majority of the victims being children.

The journalist, who is renowned for his in-depth reportage of the Boko Haram crisis, revealed this on Wednesday through a series of tweets, adding that the abductions take place “right under the noses of the elite formations of the Armed Forces — Army, Air Force, Navy, Secret Service, Police and paramilitary arms in the metropolis” unlike in Zamfara State where they are often perpetrated in rural communities. 

He noted that he has documented over 40 cases of such incidents in the state between January and March.

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