Nigeria says armed gangs in north are working with militants

FILE - Three men, center, identified as kidnappers of The Bethel Baptist High School students are shown to the media in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Armed gangs striking remote communities in Nigeria's troubled north are working with fleeing extremist rebels who have waged a decade-long insurgency in the northeast part of the West African country, a top government official said Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan, File)

Nigeria says armed gangs in north are working with militants