Following the recent abduction of school girls in Kebbi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stated that the mass abduction of school children in Nigeria is posing a serious threat to the future of children.
The organisation urged both the federal and state governments to protect learning facilities and well-being of children in the country considering the rising wave of kidnapping and other security challenges.
Maulid Warfa, Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Kano, stated this during the signing of commitment for the continuation of Girl’s Education Project (GEP3) by the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Farouq Umar, at his palace, said the kidnapping of schoolchildren is a worrisome development in the education sector.
“Education of our children is fencing very serious challenges, including the mass kidnapping of boys and girls. Mass kidnapping of school children is something that is very worrisome to all of us and as UNICEF, we condemned the act.
“Children are the future of the country, they need their rights to be fulfilled, they need their education to be assured. Therefore, we urged federal and state governments, communities, parents and all well-wishers to ensure the safety and the well-being of children at school, home, market and everywhere.”