Friday, July 13, 2007

Another child kidnaped in the Niger Delta

Things just keep going downhill in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta. A few days after militants kidnaped a three-year old British girl, a two-year old son of a local chief has also been seized. The BBC reports that while adults have often been kidnaped for ransom, especially oil workers, the seizing of children is a troubling new phenomenon.

The newly-elected (sort of) president Umaru Musa Yar'adua needs to put this near the top of his priority list.

Yet This Day newspaper wonders if Yar'adua is really in charge.

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