UN WILL ASSIST CHIBOK GIRLS
The United Nations has promised to assist Nigeria in her efforts to secure the release of over 200 captured school girls in the north-east of the country. The newly appointed envoy of the UN to Nigeria, Mr Said Djinnit, on Thursday reiterated this at his inaugural visit to the country.
‘I wish to reiterate the strong condemnation by the United Nations of this unacceptable act of abduction of innocent girls,’ he stated. He also pledged the world body’s commitment to provide integrated support for the affected girls as well as their immediate family upon their release. Part of the support planned includes, pscho-social counselling and helping to reintegrate them back with their families.
This organisation’s pledge is among several pledges of support Nigeria has been offered since the abduction of the girls from their boarding school in Chibok. The United States, United Kingdom, France and China have all promised support in different capacities. The UN itself has been a victim of the Boko Haram insurgence in Nigeria, when the organisation’s headquarters in the country was bombed on the 26th of August 2011, killing 18 people.