UNICEF Speaks Against Kidnappings In Nigeria

UNICEF Speaks Against Kidnappings in Katsina State

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the abduction of a number of male students from Government Science secondary school, Kankara, Katsina State.

According to the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, about 333 students are still missing from the boarding school after an attack on Saturday by armed bandits.

UNICEF, in a statement on Monday, called for the boys’ immediate release, recounting the attack on schools as a violation of children’s rights.

It’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Marie-Pierre Poirier, conveyed the organization’s solidarity with the families of the students and their communities.

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Marie-Pierre Poirier talks as UNICEF Speaks Against Kidnappings in Katsina State

Poitier declared that the violence was a “grim reminder” that abductions of children and widespread grave violations of children’s rights continue to take place in the northern part of Nigeria.

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