Zamfara Girls Kidnapping Violation Of Their Rights- UNICEF

UNICEF Describes Zamfara Abduction As Violation Of Children's Rights

Richard Ginika Izuora

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has described the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata-Mafara Local Government of Zamfara State, where a number of girls were kidnapped, as gross violation of their rights.

UNICEF in a statement by its representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins; through the UNICEF Communications Specialist, Mr Sam Kaalu, said, “We are angered and saddened by yet another brutal attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria.

“This is a gross violation of children’s rights and a horrific experience for children to go through; which will have long-lasting effects on their mental health and well-being.

“We utterly condemn the attack and call on those responsible to release the girls immediately; as well as for the government to take steps to ensure their safe release; and the safety of all other schoolchildren in Nigeria,” he said.

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