Kidnapping, Taking Captive
noun, verbal noun
If someone abducts what do they do? That's abduction, kidnapping, or taking captive. This word comes up fairly frequently in Japanese newspapers, and is often used to refer to kidnappings carried out by North Korea in the seventies and eighties.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.
All the kidnapping victims have returned safely.
Why is there no progress on the abduction issue?
The traveler was taken captive by a gang of robbers but released a few days later.