"Spare no effort" to find abducted girls in Nigeria

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The Nigerian government has been asked to spare no effort to ensure the safe return of more than 230 girls abducted in the country, according to the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui.

The girls were abducted from their school by Boko Haram in Borno State, Nigeria on the night of April 14th.

Ms Zerrougui said reports of additional abductions of girls in the country's northeast are extremely worrying.

Vannina Maestracci is Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

” Ms. Zerrougui, together with other senior UN officials, has asked the Nigerian Government to spare no effort to ensure the safe return of these young girls to their families. She said that all children – regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, social status, language, age, nationality or religion – has the right to education and to live free from any form of violence.

Ms.  Zerrougui said Boko Haram continues to demonstrate that they have no regard for human rights.

She urged, what she called "this senseless violence" to be stopped immediately.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

Duration: 1’08″

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