Kidnappers demand millions for a child’s life in Nigeria – BBC News

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    Kidnappers have seized more than 1,000 students and staff from schools and universities in a series of raids across northern Nigeria since December.

    They are demanding a large ransom for the children to be freed.

    But state authorities don’t want parents to pay for their children’s release, believing it will fuel further kidnappings.

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