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Nigeria: UNICEF condemns abduction of 100 students in Zamfara, says 23 escaped, 2 with bullet wounds

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UNICEF on Thursday stated it’s 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 Faculty Kaya in Maradun Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria.

An announcement from Samuel Kaalu, Communications Specialist stated Of the kidnapped college students, 23 college students escaped and returned residence – two of them with bullet wounds.

“The kidnapped college students are aged between 14 and 19.

“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, had been freed,” stated Mr. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Consultant in Nigeria. “We name on the authorities to take expedited motion to rescue these college students and reunite them with their households.”

“We reiterate that assaults on faculties and abduction of learners are a gross violation of youngsters’s rights, and a horrific expertise for kids to undergo – one which might have long-lasting results on their psychological well being and total well-being,” stated Peter Hawkins.

“Faculties have to be protected; no baby ought to expertise any hurt as a result of they went to highschool, and no mother or father ought to come to grief for sending their youngsters to study,” stated Hawkins.

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