By Mojola Aturamu
The United Nations has welcomed the recent release of 82 Chibok girls and has also urged the international community to support the Nigerian government in its efforts to ensure the release of the over 100 Chibok schoolgirls who are still victims of Boko Haram.The organisation appealed to all citizens in the country to support the Federal Government in the reintegration programme for the girls.
Peter Lundberg, who is the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, disclosed this in a statement issued by the global organization.
The statement reads;”The United Nations welcomes the release of the 82 Chibok girls in North-Eastern Nigeria and appeals to all Nigerians, including the families and communities of the liberated girls, to fully embrace them and provide all necessary support to ensure their reintegration into society.
Over 100 of these school girls are still unaccounted for, and the United Nations urges the international community to continue supporting the government of Nigeria in its efforts to ensure the release, rehabilitation and reintegration of all the children, women and men who are victims of Boko Haram.”
The United Nations also added that they are committed to supporting the government of Nigeria to providing much needed relief to vulnerable people.