The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lauded the release of the armed group that was kidnapped in Borno.
Recall that the early this month, the armed group were abducted along Kautikari community in the Chibok Local Government Area.
However, in a statement issued by the organization, they also demanded the immediate release of some of the abducted children.
“UNICEF is very relieved for the released girls and their families,’’ said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria.
“After their harrowing experience, it is good news that the girls are back with their families and friends, where they belong. But sadly, dozens of children in northeast Nigeria remain in captivity; the victims of an armed conflict they have nothing to do with. This is unconscionable. Children have the right to a safe environment, health, education, and freedom from abuse and torture – all of which remain compromised when they are in captivity,’’ said Peter Hawkins.
“Children are not the spoils of conflict. All children in captivity must be immediately and safely released to their families,’’ said Peter Hawkins.