The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria has called upon the Federal Government to hold bandits accountable for their heinous murder and sexual assault perpetrated against women and children.
Cristian Munduate Cristian, the Country Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria, voiced this plea during a media briefing in preparation for Friday, World Humanitarian Day, in Maiduguri.
Cristian emphasized the undeniable need for governments to take resolute measures against those responsible for abducting schoolchildren, murdering women and educators, and subjecting young schoolgirls to sexual violence.
She urged for the reinforcement of judicial systems to ensure a robust response to these barbaric acts, emphasizing that such violence must cease so that children can attend schools without the constant fear of abduction or assault.
Cristian remarked, “The frequency of attacks on communities and schools is deeply distressing. Just recently, a brutal attack on teachers resulted in tragic deaths. This demands immediate action.”
“It’s completely unacceptable that bandits evade legal consequences despite their appalling crimes, including assaulting, killing, abducting, and raping children and women. This alarming situation underscores the need for rigorous legal penalties,” she continued.
“We possess international laws and established legal frameworks. Moreover, each country’s national legal system must be invoked.”