Press Release: Brown’s Fears for 200 kidnapped Schoolgirls

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown will meet Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja next week.
 
Mr Brown says: 
 
“I have arranged to meet President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja next week to express our fears about the fate of 200 schoolgirls who have been abducted and offer the world’s support as he endeavours to secure their safety.
 
During my visit I will meet young people who, despite the recent carnage perpetrated by Boko Harem to close schools, are determined to stand up publicly for the right of every Nigerian child to go to school. 
 
I will offer support from the international community to the parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls of Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who are still missing. Despite a frantic search for them I understand the fears that the girls will either be used as sex slaves or be murdered. 
 
We know that Boko Harem, whose name means western education is a sin, have not only taken their murderous, terrorist outrages to the heart of Abuja where 70 were killed two weeks ago but have been willing to burn and bomb pupils when they are at school.
 
Last Thursday, the distraught parents of the missing girls held a press conference and made it clear that the true number of abducted girls was 230.
 
I am asking the international community to help the Nigerian army track down the jungle camp where the girls are being held. And in addition to ensuring the right of girls to go to school we must make schools protected places.”
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