Zamfara: UN condemns abduction of school girls

President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Volkan Bozkir has strongly condemned the abduction of 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara State.

Bozkir in a tweet on Friday evening said he was shocked by the kidnapping of 317 girls from their school in northwest Nigeria.

“This is the third mass abduction of children since December in the country. No child anywhere should be afraid to go to school.

“I hope the girls are unharmed and will be freed soon,” he added.

In a similar tweet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was appalled by the kidnap.

Describing attacks on schools as a heinous violation of human rights, the UN scribe demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the girls to their families.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari described the latest abduction as inhumane and totally unacceptable.

While appealing to state governments to review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles, Buhari warned that “this administration will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the expectation of huge ransom payments.”