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UNICEF statement on second abduction of Nigerian school girls

DAKAR, Senegal/NEW YORK, 6 May 2014 – “The abduction of eight more girls in Nigeria is an outrage and a worsening nightmare for the girls themselves and for the families of the more than 200 girls who have been stolen from their communities in the last several weeks. 

“That the girls are alleged to have been abducted to prevent them from attending school is especially abhorrent. 

“UNICEF calls on the abductors to immediately return these girls unharmed to their communities, and we implore all those with influence on the perpetrators to do everything they can to secure the safe return of the girls -- and to bring their abductors to justice.

“Our hearts go out to the families of these girls.  UNICEF continues to monitor the situation and expresses its solidarity with the people of Nigeria.”


For further information please contact:

In Dakar, Laurent Duvillier, Tel: +221 338 69 76 42, Mobile: +221 77 740 35 77, lduvillier@unicef.org

In Geneva, Christophe Boulierac, Tel: +41 793030541, cboulierac@unicef.org

In New York, Najwa Mekki, Tel: +1-212-326-7448, Mobile: +1-917-209-1804, nmekki@unicef.org





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