Still on Northern Nigeria’s Numerous Abductions and Banditry

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I was on #AljazeeraEnglish yesterday discussing the Tegina Abductions and eventual release of the 93 pupils.

I went into Tegina after the pupils were handed over to their families. I must say that yesterday’s scene was had to watch- children as little as 4 of age have been in captivity for over 80 days.

However we must continue to bring to the fore the sufferings of victims, particularly the huge impacts it has on the victims

And in my interview with #AljazeeraEnglish# Senior Anchor #SohailRahman on this particular abduction, I highlighted the huge implications of these abduction on education especially in the North.

While the risk of reporting from these places remains palpable, I am spurred by the desire to amplify the voices of these victims even on global stage so that help is gotten.

I am gladdened to hear that UNICEF has pledged to help the Tegina Pupils with therapy, psychosocial support and journey with them through their reintegration.

Thank you #AljazeeraEnglish for having me

Link to the interview



Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

A seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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