Nigeria: 'Keep away from schools or we’ll kill you’: Right to education under attack in Nigeria

Nigeria: 'Keep away from schools or we’ll kill you’: Right to education under attack in Nigeria

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Index Number: AFR 44/019/2013
Date Published: 4 October 2013
Categories: Nigeria

Since the beginnings of 2012, at least 70 teachers and over 100 students have been killed or wounded in northern Nigeria. Educational facilities have been burned, thousands of children forced out of schools and teachers made to flee for safety. The purpose of this briefing is to draw attention to the damaging effects of this ongoing violence. It calls on the Islamist armed group Boko Haram and other gunmen to immediately cease all attacks on schools; and on the Nigerian authorities to provide better protection for schools and ensure that attacks are properly investigated.


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