EU condemns abduction of school girls in Nigeria

Adoba Echono, Abuja

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GSS Dapchi, Yobe state, where dozens of school girls went missing after an attack on the village by boko haram,. Picture: Reuters

The European Union has reiterated its commitment to supporting the Nigerian Government in the fight against terrorism.

In a statement in Abuja, the EU also condemned the abduction of young girls seeking to attend school in Yobe state, north east Nigeria.

According to the statement: “Targeting children and abducting young girls as they seek to attend school is an attack on our common humanity.

“The EU sends its solidarity with the affected families and the people of Nigeria. The girls deserve freedom and a chance to shape their own future. We stand resolute to continue our humanitarian and development work, including the rights and protection of girls,” it said.

The EU also pledged its solidarity to the affected families and the people of Nigeria saying that the girls deserve freedom and a chance to shape their own future.

The body says it stand resolute to continue in its humanitarian and development work, including the rights and protection of girls.