Kidnapped students from the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been freed.
According to reports, the secondary school students were abducted on Wednesday, September 1.
The report of their freedom was given by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday, September 13, in a post on their Facebook page.
“The seventy-five students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State abducted about two weeks ago regain freedom.”
Meanwhile, the state police command who confirmed the abduction, revealed that some of the abducted students were released on the day of kidnap.
According to a report by PM News, the Zamfara students’ kidnap spurred action from the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
“The Zamfara students abduction led the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to raise the alarm over the incessant attack on schools in the region.
“UNICEF noted that attacks on schools and abduction of learners are a gross violation of children’s rights.
“The United Nation’s body stated that the abductions could have long-lasting effects on the mental health and overall well-being of abducted students.
“UNICEF stated that schools must be safe and that no child should experience any harm because they went to school, and that no parent should come to grief for sending their children to learn.”
Source: PM News Nigeria
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