Amnesty International has condemned the abduction of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state.
The human rights watchdog stated that the attack and similar ones in the past are proof that “education is under attack in northern Nigeria.”
Recall that on Friday, suspected bandits attacked the school in Talata-Mafara local government area and kidnapped many students.
Reacting to this development on its twitter page, the organisation described the abduction as a war crime and asked the authorities to act fast to rescue the hostages.
It also said the incident “undermines the right to education” for thousands of children in northern Nigeria.
“The abduction of girls at Government Secondary School, Jangebe is a serious violation of international humanitarian law, and it undermines the right to education for thousands of children in northern Nigeria.
“The girls abducted are in serious risk of being harmed. Nigerian authorities must take all measures to return them to safety, along with all children currently under the custody of armed groups.
“Education is under attack in northern Nigeria. Schools should be places of safety, and no child should have to choose between their education and their life. Other children have had to abandon their education after being displaced by frequent violent attacks on their communities,” Amnesty International said in a series of tweets.