Gunmen Abduct 42 Passengers in Northwestern Nigeria

(Bloomberg) -- Gunmen abducted 42 passengers in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna in two separate incidents this week, according to the National Union of Transport Workers.

Twenty one passengers were kidnapped along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road on Tuesday evening, and the other half were taken the following morning on the same road, the regional union chairman Danladi Idon Duniya said by phone.

The Boko Haram Islamist militant group, which is in the ninth year of an insurgency to impose Islamic law on Africa’s most populous country, sparked an international outcry when it abducted 219 school girls in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014.

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