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UN condemns Kankara abduction, demands ‘immediate’ release of schoolboys

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The United Nations, U.N, has condemned the mass abduction of students at the Government Science School at Kankara, Kastina State.

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The U.N, in a statement by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, on Monday, expressed concern, calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and for their safe return to their families.

The statement read: “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 11 December attack on a secondary school in Katsina State, Nigeria, and the reported abduction of hundreds of boys by suspected armed bandits.

“The Secretary-General calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and for their safe return to their families. He reiterates that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights. He urges the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible for this act to justice.

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“The Secretary-General reaffirms the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Nigeria in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and organized crime.”

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