In 2022, a total of 4,616 persons were reported to have been victims of kidnapping across Nigeria, with Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States topping the list.
According to a Twitter post by TheCableIndex, Kaduna tops the chart with a total of 1,166, Niger with 782 and Zamfara has 691 cases.
Other states on the list include Katsina, Sokoto, and Plateau with 412, 251, and 129 cases respectively. While Adamawa has two, Osun and Kano have three each and Lagos has four.
Across the six geo-political regions of the country, the northwest has the highest number of victims with a total of 2,587, the north-central 1,180, and the northeast 303. Others include South-south with 274, Southwest with 137 and Northeast with 135.