UNICEF condemns attack, abduction of students of Government Science College, Kagara, says it’s unfortunate

United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF), Nigeria has condemned the early morning abduction of students and staff of Government Science Sec School, Kagara in Niger State describing it as most unfortunate and unacceptable.

A press release issued to Journalists in Bauchi contained that, “UNICEF is aware of reports that yesterday evening, armed men attacked the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State, Nigeria. According to unconfirmed reports, many students are unaccounted for, though it is not yet clear how many.”

The release further contained that, “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”, the release stated further.

UNICEF concluded that, “We acknowledge the efforts being taken by the Government of Nigeria for the safe return of any missing children.”


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