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Says Schools Must Remain Safe Places to Learn in Peace
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the shocking massabduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April. He calls for the immediate release of all the girls abducted and their safe return to their families.
The Secretary-General is deeply alarmed about the increasing frequency and brutality of attacks against educational institutions in the north of the country. The targeting of schools and school children is a grave violation of international humanitarian law. Schools are, and must remain, safe places where children can learn and grow in peace.
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