A Liberian based Global Youth Ambassador has condemned in the strongest term Islamist militant group Boko Haram for the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria last month and pointed out the need for close cooperation for the release of the girls.
Ambassador Moses Browne warned Boko Haram militants that there was no statute of limitations if they carried out their leader's threat to sell the schoolgirls.
The Youth Activist noted that every child has the right to education, protection and freedom and that their kidnapped is a complete violation of their human right.
“This is madness, Boko Haram Militants themselves have children and would never allowed their children to be kidnapped or abducted for any reasons, therefore it’s imperative upon them to make sure those schoolgirls’ rights are respected, protected and their freedom is restored” Amb. Browne asserted in well-written press statement.
Amb. Browne says the CONVENTION ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION forbids the acts of abduction being carried out by evil Islamist Sect calling itself Boko Haram.
The Global Youth Ambassador is calling on the Nigerian Government as well as members of the International Community to condemn Boko Haram’s actions and ensure that the rights of the more than 200 schoolgirls are restored.
“I am deeply worried and very much afraid that something could happen to those girls because the circumstances surrounding child abduction are often quite unpredictable; we don’t want to hear any sad news about those girls” he lamented.
The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of Warabe, in Borno state, Nigeria. The girls taken were between the ages of 12 and 15. On Monday, Boko Haram's leader threatened to "sell" more than 230 girls seized from their school, also in Borno, on 14 April. The Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram has left thousands dead since 2009.
“Imagine your baby girl gone to school, you have finished cooking for her, seldom, there’s news of her being kidnapped. The abduction of school girls in Nigeria is serious. The world must react harshly and bring to book these evil doers now! Aside from an advocate, just thinking about my own kids, it pains to see such evil occurring. I can feel the pains of the parents who are coerced to go through this madness. This is seriously outrageous and a terrible tragedy” the young activist stressed.
Article 4 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child mandates all Governments to take full responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. When countries ratify the Convention, they agree to review their laws relating to children.
A WORLD AT SCHOOL is a global initiative to mobilize efforts to deliver education and learning to the 57 million children who miss out. It is operated by UK registered charity their world.