The Presidency, in a statement on Sunday, asserted that the recent wave of kidnappings across the country is part of a coordinated effort by certain regional factions aimed at destabilizing President Bola Tinubu’s government.

During an appearance on TVC’s Politics show hosted by Mr. Femi Akande, Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, highlighted this allegation.

Ngelale stated, “We are aware that various sub-regional geopolitical forces in the north are actively plotting against Nigeria’s stability.”

He emphasized the government’s proactive response to the situation, mentioning collaboration with the United States to rescue kidnapped schoolchildren in Kaduna and address local insurgent groups.

“We are vigilant and mobilizing efforts, not only domestically but also internationally, to apprehend and silence regional actors involved in conspiracies against our nation,” Ngelale added.