Lagos - A representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria restated the organisation's commitment to assist the more than 200 schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped a month ago.
His sentiments followed the conclusion on Thursday of his four day visit to Nigeria as a follow up to a telephone conversation between the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and President Goodluck Jonathan.
"The abduction of the school girls in Chibok on 14 April has been widely condemned by the United Nations including the Secretary General and the UN Security Council. I wish to reiterate the strong condemnation by the United Nations of this unacceptable act of abduction of innocent girls,"said Djinnit.
"I wish to reiterate the United Nations' solidarity with the abducted schoolgirls and their families, the people and Government of Nigeria. The UN is committed to do its utmost within its capacity to assist the authorities of Nigeria in their efforts towards the release of the school girls," he added.
The abduction of the schoolgirls is part of a series of human rights violations the notorious Boko Haram sect has perpetrated in recent years.
This year, it is estimated more than 1 500 people have been killed.
- CAJ News