Security Council demands release of kidnapped Nigeria schoolkids

kidnapped Nigeriansfrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Security Council, United Nations’ (UN’s) supreme organ, has demanded the immediate release of all girls abducted by the Boko Haram terror group in Nigeria.

Members of the council expressed outrage condemned the recent terrorist attack committed in the northeastern, Yobe State, where more than 100 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a local government school.

The abduction came almost four years after the Boko Haram kidnapped some 276 schoolgirls in the Borno State, also in the northeast. More than 100 of the girls remain missing.

Council members also denounced the terrorist attack committed in Rann in Borno State last Thursday, which led to the death of at least three humanitarian workers, four Nigerian soldiers, four police officers and
injury to other security personnel.

A female nurse was abducted.

The Security Council also condemned sexual and gender‑based violence, abductions and attacks against schools and hospitals as well as attacks and threats against humanitarian personnel and UN personnel.

“Members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” Council President
Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom, said.

Council members underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terror to justice.

Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed an estimated 100 000 civilians, displaced over 2 million and kidnapped thousands in a violent campaign to create an Islamic State in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with
over 190 million people.
– CAJ News

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