United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reacted to the abduction of students by suspected bandits at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara ,Katsina State.
A statement issued in New York on Monday by UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of the students.
“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the December 11 attack on a secondary school in Katsina State, Nigeria and the reported abduction of hundreds of boys by suspected armed bandits
“The Secretary-General warned that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights,” the statement said.
The UN chief urged security agencies to arrest and bring those responsible for the heinous act to justice.
He reaffirmed the “solidarity and support” of the organisation to the federal government and Nigerians in their fight “against terror, violent extremism and organised crime.”
No fewer than 300 male students were abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State when gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked the school on Friday night.