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Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis

Until now kidnappers in Nigeria had targeted public officials, their relatives and foreign workers, often in the oil industry.

Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping crisis.

Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victim to a rise in the crime and are having to pay millions of dollars in ransom.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Kaduna, an area known as a kidnapping hotspot.