There are reports from northwest Nigeria that gunmen have kidnapped at least 11 people, including a Muslim cleric, in two separate attacks.
They happened on Friday and Saturday in the Sabon Birni area of Sokoto state.
Nigeria’s National Security Adviser Maj Gen Ali Monguno was visiting the region at the time and reiterated the government’s commitment to tackling growing insecurity.
Dozens of passengers were killed in Sokoto state last week when gunmen ambushed and set fire to their bus.
On Friday, there were protests in several cities calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to do more to stop the attacks.