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Rep. Bass Statement on Kidnapping of Nigerian School Children

March 1, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

“I am deeply concerned for the safety of school children in Nigeria who have been kidnapped in the northwest part of the country in the last few weeks. Innocent children are being held for ransom when they should be protected and have a safe learning environment. Reportedly, this is the second abduction in less than two weeks by various militant groups, and the latest reports remind us that the international community must amplify efforts to protect children at all costs. I urge the Government of Nigeria to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice and implement systems that will prevent future incidents.”