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UN urges Nigerians to provide support for rescued Chibok girls

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UN urges Nigerians to provide support for rescued Chibok girls

The United Nations (UN) has appealed to Nigerians to fully embrace the 82 freed Chibok girls and provide all necessary support to ensure their reintegration into the society.

Mr Peter Lundberg, its Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, made the appeal in a statement issued by Abiodun Banire, Public Information, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Nigeria.

Lundberg said the UN welcomed the release of the 82 Chibok girls in north-eastern Nigeria.

He noted that despite this encouraging news, insecurity continues to affect millions of people living in six states in north-eastern Nigeria amid a deepening humanitarian crisis.

“Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, where 8.5 million people are in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection are the most directly affected by conflict and mass forced displacement.

“The United Nations and partners are committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria to providing much needed relief to these vulnerable people,” he said.

According to him, over 100 of these school girls are still unaccounted for.

“The United Nations urges the international community to continue supporting the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to ensure the release, rehabilitation and reintegration of all victims of Boko Haram,” he said.

Biodun Abimbola

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