Segun Aremu, a retired army general and traditional ruler, was shot dead and his wife was kidnapped by armed assailants in southwestern Nigeria. The motive for the attack and the identity of the gunmen remain unclear. The incident follows a surge in abductions in the region, with over 1,800 cases reported since May. Civil society groups have called for a state of emergency to address the escalating security challenges. Nigerian authorities have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators and are working to apprehend them. The growing threat of kidnapping for ransom in the country requires swift and comprehensive action to protect citizens.