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UN Calls For Immediate, Unconditional Release Of Abducted Katsina Pupils

A screenshot taken on December 14, 2020, reveals a bit of the Government Science Secondary School, Ƙankara, Katsina State.


The United Nations has condemned the kidnapping of scholars on the Government Science School at Kankara, Kastina State following an rebel assault on the varsity.

The worldwide organisation made this name in a press release by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, on Monday.

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 11 December attack on a secondary school in Katsina State, Nigeria, and the reported abduction of hundreds of boys by suspected armed bandits.

“The Secretary-General calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and for their safe return to their families. He reiterates that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights. He urges the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible for this act to justice,” the assertion learn partially.

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The Secretary-General additionally reaffirmed assist of the United Nations to the Government and folks of Nigeria within the struggle towards terrorism, violent extremism and arranged crime.



– UNICEF Condemns Brutal Attack –

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) additionally joined voices condemning the kidnapping of the varsity pupils.

The United Nations Agency in a press assertion on its web site demanded quick and unconditional launch of all of the kidnapped kids.

“On Friday evening, armed men attacked the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, northwest Nigeria. According to unconfirmed reports, hundreds of students are still unaccounted for.

“UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms this brutal attack and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all children and their return to their families.”

UNICEF mentioned it’s deeply involved concerning the acts of violence that are a violation of youngsters’s rights.

They careworn that kids ought to really feel secure at house, in colleges, and of their playgrounds.

“Attacks on schools are a violation of children’s rights. This is a grim reminder that abductions of children and widespread grave violations of children’s rights continue to take place in northern Nigeria.

“Children should feel safe at home, in schools, and in their playgrounds at all times. We stand with the families of the missing children and the community affected by this horrifying event,” the assertion added.

UNICEF, nevertheless, acknowledged the efforts by the Nigerian Government in securing the secure return of the lacking kids.

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