UNICEF demands immediate, unconditional release of abducted Niger school boys
By Steve Oko
UNICEF has demanded immediate and unconditional release of the abducted students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State, North-Central Nigeria.
UNICEF in a statement by its Communication Specialist, Kano Field Office, Samuel Kaalu said “attacks on schools are a violation of children’s rights”.
The statement which was made available to Wawa News Global read in part: “UNICEF is aware of reports that yesterday evening, armed men attacked the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State, Nigeria. According to unconfirmed reports, many students are unaccounted for, though it is not yet clear how many.
“UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms any attack on a school and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of any children who may be missing, and their safe return to their families.”
“UNICEF is deeply concerned about these reported acts of violence. Attacks on schools are a violation of children’s rights. Children should feel safe at home and at school at all times – and parents should not need to worry for the safety of their children when they send them off to school in the morning.”
“We acknowledge the efforts being taken by the Government of Nigeria for the safe return of any missing children.”
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