UNICEF Condemns Kagara Students Kidnapping

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Niger State Governor,Sani Bello

By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi

UNICEF- Nigeria on Wednesday condemned in strongest terms the attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State, kidnapping unaccounted number of students.

The United Nations agency following reports noted that Tuesday evening some armed men attacked a Government Science College in Kagara in which many students are unaccounted for, and called for their immediate release.

A statement by UNICEF Wednesday signed by its communication specialist, Mr. Samuel Kaalu said that though it is not clear how many students were kidnapped, however called for their immediate and unconditional release.

He said, “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.

According to him, 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 therefore called for the immediate and unconditional release of any children who may be missing and their safe return to their families.

UNICEF is working in some of the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children across more than 190 countries and territories, as it works for every child everywhere to build a better world for everyone.

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