The Amnesty international says Nine years after Chibok girls were abducted, the authorities is still failing to protect children In a Statement,by the Acting Director of Amnesty
International Nigeria, Isah Sanusi
says about 98 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram are still in captivity, More than 61 children are still being held in captivity two years after they were
abducted by gunmen and Lack of accountability for crimes against children emboldens impunity

Nine years after Boko Haram abducted 276 students from a girls’school in Chibok,98 girls are
still being held by Boko Haram

The organization adds that the slew of abductions which have been taking place since the 2014 incident, reveals the utter failure of the Nigerian authorities to learn from the heartbreak of Chibok and, ultimately, to protect children

Amnesty say Since the Chibok school girls were abducted by Boko Haram, a plethora of schools have been
targeted, with girls being abducted, raped, killed or forced into “marriages noting that The Nigerian authorities, however, have not carried out a single credible investigation into the security
failures that left children vulnerable to the atrocities committed by Boko Haram and gunmen.

It adds that Parents of the 98 Chibok school girls who are still being held by Boko Haram —as well as other
children abducted by gunmen are living in anguish, knowing that their children are in the
hands of ruthless individuals who subject their loved ones to chilling brutalities,

The statement adds that It is beyond time that the Nigerian authorities took meaningful action to counter armed
groups like Boko Haram and gunmen whose activities has led to the closure of over 600 schools in the northern part.

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