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UNICEF condemns abduction of 21 Katsina children, seeks release

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has described the abduction of 21 children at a farm in Mairuwa community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina…

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has described the abduction of 21 children at a farm in Mairuwa community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State as a reprehensive act.  

The UNICEF said children should never be the target of violence, especially by anyone who should be protecting them.  

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the organisation’s representative in Nigeria, Ms Cristian Munduate.  

According to the statement, UNICEF is concerned about the report of the abduction of no fewer than 21 children at a farm in Mairuwa community, including 17 girls and 4 boys aged between 15 and 18.  

The statement added that abduction of children, whether at home, school, farm or anywhere else is reprehensible as they would be subjected to all forms of trauma.  

The UNICEF called on the government to urgently rescue the abducted children unharmed and reunite them with their parents.