Who wants to be a millionaire? Nigerian youths and the commodification of kidnapping

@article{Osumah2011WhoWT,
  title={Who wants to be a millionaire? Nigerian youths and the commodification of kidnapping},
  author={O. Osumah and Iro Aghedo},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={277 - 287}
}
Kidnapping has become so pervasive in Nigeria that there is now a palpable apprehension among the people who are unsure of whom the next victim will be. The crime has become a veritable commodity in the hands of its perpetrators who apparently have now made a multi-million naira business out of it. In a number of cases, whilst agents of the state have helped to negotiate with and pay the kidnappers in order to release their victims, there are cases where employees of banks and state security… Expand
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