More bandits were heard yesterday attacking educational institutions to disrupt education.
According to the United States, the school environment must be supportive and those that are raiding the institution must be held accountable for their actions.
The US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said America would help Nigeria protect children in schools.
In a special virtual briefing, the envoy also discussed terrorism, COVID-19 and other challenges facing Africa as a continent.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield said: “We need to hold people accountable and really punish them for such acts. Schools must be places where children can go to school and learn, be happy and thrive.
“As part of our work with the Nigerian Security Service, we also want them to be more efficient and effective in providing this type of support and security to all Nigerians, but especially the children and girls who are trying to get it.” Education. “
Regarding alleged human rights abuses by the military and security agencies, the envoy said: “This is an issue that we continue to work on with the Nigerian government.
“We call the government when we see violations being committed, but at the same time we are trying to help law enforcement and other professionals train and prepare them to solve some of these problems and fix any shortcomings they may have.
“So we’re looking at programs that focus on building capacity for security services and focus on providing support to people.
Today (yesterday) I was reminded that Nigerian children were kidnapped from school when I was asked at the start of my semester what kept me up at night and on the day I was asked that question. This also continues to happen in Nigeria.
“For this we must all work to overcome it,” he said.
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