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Insurgency: UN canvasses support for FG

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Insurgency: UN canvasses support for FG

By EricJames Ochigbo

The United Nations has called on the International Community to support Nigeria in its quest to rescue the remaining Chibok school girls in the custody of terrorists.

The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of UN in Nigeria, Mr Peter Lundberg, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lundberg said the UN welcomed Saturday’s release of 82 of the girls after 21 released in October, 2016, and appealed to all Nigerians to provide necessary support for the reintegration of the freed girls.

“The United Nations urges the international community to continue supporting 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 United Nations and partners are committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria in providing the much-needed relief for these vulnerable people,” he said.

Lundberg said that in spite of the encouraging news, no fewer than 100 girls remained unaccounted for, and that insecurity had continued to affect millions of people in the North-East amid deepening humanitarian crisis.

According to him, in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, 8.5 million people are in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection.

No fewer than 200 girls were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014.

The United Nations has called on the International Community to support Nigeria in its quest to rescue the remaining Chibok school girls in the custody of terrorists.

The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of UN in Nigeria, Mr Peter Lundberg, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lundberg said the UN welcomed Saturday’s release of 82 of the girls after 21 released in October, 2016, and appealed to all Nigerians to provide necessary support for the reintegration of the freed girls.

“The United Nations urges the international community to continue supporting 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 United Nations and partners are committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria in providing the much-needed relief for these vulnerable people,” he said.

Lundberg said that in spite of the encouraging news, no fewer than 100 girls remained unaccounted for, and that insecurity had continued to affect millions of people in the North-East amid deepening humanitarian crisis.

According to him, in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, 8.5 million people are in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection.

No fewer than 200 girls were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014.

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