Bethel Baptist School: UN reacts to abduction of Nigerian students


Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, in a recent statement has reacted to the abduction of some students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Guterres condemned the abduction as he tasked the government to bring perpetrators to book and also enhance safety and security of schools and educational facilities.

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He made this known while briefing correspondents on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York.

Recall that gunmen on Monday abducted no fewer than 140 students from the boarding school.

The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Dujarric as saying that Guterres condemned the kidnapping of the students.

Dujarric said, “I can tell you that the Secretary-General strongly condemns the abduction of students from the Bethel Baptist School as well as hospital employees in two separate incidents in Kaduna State on July 5.

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“The Secretary-General is disturbed by the frequency of “kidnapping for ransom” of predominantly children from schools by extremist groups and criminal networks.”

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