United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF) has described as horrifying the kidnapping of one other set of scholars in Nigeria.
Reacting to the kidnapping of 100 college students and a trainer of Authorities Day Secondary College Kaya in Maradun Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria on Wednesday, the UNICEF Consultant in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, whereas stating that faculty have to be protected for college students, lamented the countless assaults on faculties particularly within the North.
It has turn into a frequent incidence in elements of Nigeria’s North for college students to be kidnapped by bandits who subsequently demand for ransom.
Many college students are nonetheless in captivity relationship again to the kidnapping of over 200 college students in Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. Although many have been launched after ransom was allegedly paid however few of the scholars are held on to with two of them resurfacing few weeks again with youngsters they gave delivery to whereas in captivity.
Maybe one of many in style instances, is the Christian lady Leah Sharibu who was denied freedom based mostly on her religion by Boko Haram after different Muslim women kidnapped in a large abduction of over 100 college students at Dapchi faculty in Yobe States on February 19, 2018 have been launched after ransom was allegedly paid.
Simply final Friday 91 college students of Tegina faculty have been launched after they held by their abductors for 88 days, with one sadly lifeless in captivity.
Hawkins in an announcement mentioned UNICEF is horrified by yet one more assault on an academic establishment in Nigeria, following the kidnapping of 100 college students and a trainer of Authorities Day Secondary College Kaya in Maradun Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria, yesterday.
He mentioned of the kidnapped college students, 23 college students escaped and returned residence – two of them with bullet wounds, lamenting that the kidnapped college students are aged between 14 and 19.
Hawkins mentioned: “We strongly condemn this assault, which has occurred only a few days after kidnapped college students of a college in Niger State, north-central Nigeria, have been freed,” including that: “We name on the authorities to take expedited motion to rescue these college students and reunite them with their households.”
He additional mentioned: “We reiterate that assaults on faculties and abduction of learners are a gross violation of kids’s rights, and a horrific expertise for kids to undergo – one which may have long-lasting results on their psychological well being and general well-being.”
He mentioned: “Faculties have to be protected; no baby ought to expertise any hurt as a result of they went to highschool, and no mum or dad ought to come to grief for sending their youngsters to study.”