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UNICEF lauds release of 50 abducted Children In Ondo

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has commended the release of more than 50 children abducted and held against their will in Ondo State.

A statement by UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, on the release of abducted children in Ondo State, said:”Children should not be targets of violence in whatever guise.”

“Violence against children is condemnable and we call on governments to redouble efforts to protect children against all forms of violence,” the global humanitarian organisation said in the statement.

The statement read in full: “UNICEF commends the rescue of more than 50 children abducted and held against their will in Ondo State.

“Children should not be targets of violence in whatever guise. Violence against children is condemnable and we call on governments to redouble efforts to protect children against all forms of violence. 

“A society’s health is measured by how it treats its children.”

Recall that the Police in Ondo State yesterday rescued over 50 children from an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino area of Ondo town.

Writing by Daniel Adejo