The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF is calling on authorities in Nigeria to make schools safe and provide a secure learning environment for every child in the country.
The call comes exactly eight years since the first known attack by terrorists on a learning institution in the country on April 14th, 2014.
Recall that during the attack, Boko Haram fighters abducted 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in the northeastern state of Borno.
Since then, a spate of attacks on schools and abductions of students has become recurrent in the last two years, especially in the northwest and north-central regions of the country.
As Tofik Abdul Nasir reports, UNICEF’s call for safety is among other things, to increase the girl child enrolment, retention, and completion of education.