UN Urges International Community To Aid Nigeria Rescue Remaining Chibok Girls
The United Nations has urged the international community to support the Nigerian government in its efforts to ensure the release of the over 100 Chibok schoolgirls who are still in the captivity of the terror sect.
It also welcomed the release of the 82 girls, appealing to all citizens in the country to support the Federal Government’s reintegration programme for the girls.
The UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter Lundberg, disclosed this in a statement by the global organisation and made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by Oxfam Nigeria.
Lundberg said, “Over 100 of these school-girls are still unaccounted for, and the United Nations urges the international community to continue supporting the government of Nigeria in its efforts to ensure the release, rehabilitation and reintegration of all the children, women and men who are victims of Boko Haram.”
The UN, in its statement, further noted that despite the encouraging news of the recent release of the 82 schoolgirls, insecurity had continued to affect millions of people living in the six states in the North-East amid a deepening humanitarian crisis.
It said three states in the region were highly affected by the deepening humanitarian crisis, but pledged to continue supporting the Federal Government through the provision of the needed relief items.
The global organisation added, “Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, where 8.5 million people are in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection, are the most directly affected by conflict and mass forced displacement.”
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