The country representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, UNICEF described the kidnap of the Jangebe schoolgirls as “a gross violation of children’s rights.”
Hawkins, expressing sadness over the incident said the UNICEF is angered and saddened, and yet another brutal attack on school children in Nigeria. He said that the UNICEF was working to confirm the exact number of kidnapped students, which is currently estimated to be more than 300.
Hawkins said, “We are angered and saddened and by yet another brutal attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria. This is a gross violation of children’s rights and a horrific experience for children to go through – one which could have long-lasting effects on their mental health and well-being.“We utterly condemn the attack and call on those responsible to release the girls immediately and for the government to take steps to ensure their safe release and the safety of all other schoolchildren in Nigeria.