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11 June 2009

This Day (Lagos), Opinion

LAGOS — A rather novel but nefarious line of business is flowering in the land. It is in the emergence of kidnapping as a cottage industry of sorts and the elevation of the kidnapper/gunman as a new object of national attention, an anti-hero that often leaves a heavy cloud of trauma and even blood in his trail. In recent months, we have seen an epidemic of kidnappings for ransom grow into a veritable business model. The victims have been as wide ranging as the... (

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