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UNICEF decries abduction of 21 children in Katsina
By: News Editor
Fri, 4 Nov 2022   ||   Nigeria, Kaduna State

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the abduction of 21 children in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Cristian Munduate, stated this in a media statement in Bauchi on Friday.
Munduate described it as a “reprehensible” abduction of children whether at home, at school or anywhere.
She called on the Government to immediately rescue them unhurt so they can be reunited with their families.
She said; “UNICEF is concerned about the report of the abduction of the 21 children at a farm in Mairuwa community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, north-west Nigeria.’’
“Confirmed reports indicate the 21 children – 17 girls and 4 boys – aged  between 15 and 18, were abducted last Sunday at about 12:30 p.m by ‘bandits.’
“Abduction of children whether at home, at school, on the farm, or anywhere else, is reprehensible.''
“Children should never be the target of violence, especially by anyone who should be protecting them.''
“We call 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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