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Although the kidnapping of schoolchildren by Boko Haram makes the news in the U.S., kidnapping schoolchildren has become regrettably common across Nigeria, including in regions far from where Boko Haram operates the northeast, as this map, from The Wall Street Journal, makes clear. "Since December, heavily armed criminal gangs have abducted and ransomed more than 800 schoolchildren, rocking Nigeria.... Hundreds of school campuses have been closed across four states for fear of more attacks, leaving close to 15 million Nigerian children out of school—more than any other country in the world. ... Nigeria’s wave of violent crime is widening an arc of instability that has spread into three of its neighboring countries: Niger, Cameroon and Chad." www.wsj.com/articles/kidnapping-schoolchildren-in-nigeria-becomes-big-business-11616511947
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