UN chief urges release of abducted Nigerian girls

Friday, January 09, 2015
[PHOTO: UNifeed] 
New York: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a personal and 'special' appeal to the kidnappers of the 180 Nigerian school girls, missing since last April, to let them go. 

Using remarks on the opening of a new year in the work of the UN General Assembly, Ban said, "My heart aches at the thought of the suffering of the girls and boys kidnapped by the brutal extremist groups Boko Haram and Da-esh.  I would like to make a special appeal to the conscience of all those involved in senseless violence.  It is in your power to end these acts and to save lives."  

"As Secretary-General and as a father and grandfather, I appeal for the immediate and unconditional release of all abductees so that they can return to their families and resume their lives," he added. -UNifeed
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