UNICEF EXPRESSES CONCERN ON THE ABDUCTION OF CHILDREN IN KATSINA STATE

UNICEF has expressed concern about the report of the abduction of no fewer than 21 children at a farm in Mairuwa community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Confirmed reports indicate the 21 children – 17 girls and 4 boys – aged between 15 and 18, were abducted last Sunday by bandits.

 UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Ms Cristian Munduate,  said that the abduction of children whether at home, at school, on the farm, or anywhere else, is reprehensible, Stressing that Children should never be the target of violence, especially by anyone who should be protecting them.

UNICEF further called on the authorities to take necessary action to rescue the abducted children and reunite them with their families unhurt, and without delay.

UNICEF also calls on the authorities to rescue other persons reported to have been kidnapped on the farm at the same time the children were abducted.”

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