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UNICEF Slams Killings Of Students In Northern Nigeria
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon earlier strongly condemned the incident in the northeastern part of Nigeria that claimed the lives of children aged between 13 to 15, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this vicious attack on students," said UNICEF's regional director for West and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine.
"Many young lives were lost. Many more students and teachers are deprived of their right to education. Attacks on children and schools are unacceptable under any circumstances," he said.
The Nigerian college is located in a region prone to attacks by militants who have in the past targeted churches, security facilities, schools and villages.
Thousands have been killed since 2009 when the Boko Haram insurgents launched an uprising in the West African country.
Since June 2013, four attacks have resulted in school closures affecting thousands of students.
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