UNICEF calls for quick rescue of abducted Kagara students, says children have right to safety anywhere

The Nigeria representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Peter Hawkins has condemned the abduction of some students of Kagara Science School in Niger State by bandits yesterday.

In a statement issued by UNICEF Nigeria, the country representative called for the immediate and unconditional release of the victims, noting that children have right to safety anywhere they are.

“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”, he said.

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s