Nigeria: police arrest kidnappers and seize weapons in Borno
29 May 2019 | 12:34 pm
Dozens of kidnappers are arrested and have their weapons seized by the Borno State Police Command as part of efforts to curb a wave of kidnappings for ransom in Nigeria.
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