Sunday, 19 August 2018

NIGERIAN ARMY FOUND 23 MINORS HELD HOSTAGE BY BOKO HARAM

23 Minors Rescued By Nigerian Army

On Saturday, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) took charge over the care of 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army.


At the command headquarters in Maiduguri, Major-General Abbah Dikko, communicated that the exercise was in accordance with international best practice.

“In compliance with global best practice, we handed over these children associated with armed group to UNICEF"

Dikko pointed out that the gesture was in compliance with the commitment of the army to preserve and promote peaceful military relationship in the Northeast.

He said, “For these children, the long journey towards reuniting with their families, with their communities and fulfilling their dreams starts immediately."

Pernille Ironside, UNICEF’s Nigeria Acting Representative, stressed that the UN would continue to work with the military and other authorities to support the reintegration of all children released by the military.

Ironside stressed the need to support these children to fulfill their hopes and aspirations, saying the organization will not relent until there are no more children in administrative custody.

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