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Katsina: Attack on schools, a grave violation of human rights – UN

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United Nations (UN) has reiterated that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights, while urged the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible for such act to justice.The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres who strongly condemned the 11 December attack on a secondary school in Katsina State, Nigeria, and the reported abduction of hundreds of boys by suspected armed bandits.

In a statement released by the spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric on Monday, while called for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and for their safe return to their families.The Secretary-General reaffirmed the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Nigeria in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime.


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