UNICEF Welcomes Release Of 80 Chibok Schoolgirls Abducted By Boko Haram

By Newsroom America Staff at 8 May 2017

(Newsroom America) -- The United Nations Children's Fund has welcomed the release of more than 80 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria over three years ago.

“It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day. They will face a long and difficult process to rebuild their lives after the indescribable horror and trauma they have suffered at the hands of Boko Haram,” said UNICEF Nigeria Acting Representative Pernille Ironside in a statement.

She said UNICEF is on standby to support the Nigerian authorities to provide the comprehensive psychosocial support, help reunite the girls with their families and make sure they can continue their education in a safe environment.

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