Kidnappings Nigeria © FRANCE 24

Students were just about to settle into their classes after singing Nigeria’s national anthem when the gunshots rang out. Then chaos erupted. It was around 8am on Thursday when dozens of gunmen dressed in military uniforms rode on motorbikes into the school grounds in Kuriga, a quiet agrarian village 100km outside the northwestern Nigerian city of Kaduna. Kidnapping has become an important issue and a threat to everyday life in Nigeria since President Bola Tinubu came to power last May promising to change the situation.

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