UN amplifies condemnation of Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

President of the UN General Assembly Amb. Volkan Bozkir has added his voice to the growing condemnation of Friday’s abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria.

am shocked today’s kidnapping of 317 girls from their school in northwest Nigeria,” Bozkir tweeted on Friday evening.

“This is the third mass abduction of since December in the country.

“No child anywhere should afraid to go to school.

hope the girls are unharmed and freed soon,” the tweet said.

In a similar tweet following a statement on the incident, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was appalled the kidnap.

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

In a statement issued his spokesman, the UN chief urged the Nigerian government to spare no efforts in bringing to justice those responsible for the crime.

reaffirmed the solidarity and support of the UN to the government and people of Nigeria in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and organised crime. (NAN)