Nigeria abductions could deter parents from sending girls to school

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The recent abductions of girls in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants group could deter other parents from sending their daughters to school, a senior official for the UN's Children Fund told UN Radio.

Dr. Nicholas Alipui said the group's threat to sell or forcibly marry the girls is a "credible" threat that should not be taken lightly.

UNICEF announced on Tuesday the kidnapping of eight more school girls in the northern Borno state, in addition to the 200 who were taken from the same area on 14 April.

Jocelyne Sambira asked Dr. Alipui to share UNICEF's reaction to this latest blow to Nigeria families.

Duration: 3'29''

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