Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, has reacted to the release of the abducted 344 schoolboys of Government Science School Kankara in the Katsina State of Nigeria.
According to the report, the schoolboys, numbering 333, were released on Thursday night, six days after they were abducted.
Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, had claimed responsibility for the kidnap, but the Defence Headquarters dismissed it as the usual propaganda of the terrorist group.
The UN Secretary-General, in a note to UN correspondents on Friday, commended the swift action taken by the Nigerian Government to rescue the schoolboys.
Guterres further called for the immediate and “unconditional” release of those still in captivity.
The UN Secretary-General emphasizes the need to provide the released children and their families with necessary health and psychosocial support.
Increase the efforts to safeguard schools and educational facilities in the country, Guterres added.
Guterres reiterated the United Nation’s solidarity and commitment to supporting the Nigerians and Government in their fight against terrorism, organized crime, and violent extremism.
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