Experiences and Counseling Information on Kidnapping: The Roles of Librarians and Counselors in a Qualitative Case Study of Kidnapped Victims’ Students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria

Abstract

Kidnapping be it in any format leads several negative consequences such as psychological trauma, psychiatric disorder or even suicidal behavior. As such this, study was set up in order to find out the experiences of Kidnapped Victims’ Students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria especially its effects to their social and educational activities in the university. Particularly, the contributions of Librarians and Counselors to cope with the undesirable experiences. In order to achieve these unique objectives, qualitative research methodology was adopted and interviewed ten (10) participants. Findings of this study revealed that psychological experience, sociological experiences, sexual abuse and physical abuse were the experiences of kidnapped victims from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria. Finally, the researchers proposed some recommendations for practical intervention.

Keywords: Experiences; Counseling Information Kidnapping; Librarians; Counselors; Qualitative Case Study; Thematic analysis


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