UN Scribe Hails Release of 21 Abducted Chibok Girls


Chiamaka Ozulumba

The outgoing United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, following more than two years of captivity.

The scribe, in a statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the release of 21 abducted schoolgirls, however remains deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of the remaining schoolgirls and other victims of abduction by Boko Haram, who are still in captivity.

“The Secretary-General urges the international community to continue supporting the government of Nigeria in its efforts to secure their release, rehabilitation and reintegration. He calls for increased efforts to ensure additional humanitarian access in the north-east of Nigeria, and reiterates the continued commit.