DAA Daily

One Million Nigerian Children Miss School Due to Fear

By Mia Stevens, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

On September 15th UNICEF announced that over one million Nigerian children could miss school this year amid an increase in mass school kidnappings and lack of security. 

So far there have been 20 attacks on the schools in Nigeria this year causing 1,400 students missing and 16 dead. Currently over 200 still remain missing.

“Learners are being cut off from their education… as families and communities remain fearful of sending children back to their classrooms due to the spate of school attacks and student abductions in Nigeria,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria.

Actions like banning the sale of fuel in jerry cans and the transport of firewood in trucks are hopeful to dispute gangs who travel by motorbike and camp remotely.

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