Katsina Banditry: UNICEF Pledges Support For Women And Children

Channels Television  
Updated October 17, 2019


The United Nations Children’s Fund has pledged to collaborate with the Katsina state government to provide technical and financial support to ensure that the lives of children and women affected by the recent banditry activities are improved.

This is according to Mr Rabiu Musa, UNICEF’s Communication Specialist in Kano.

Mr Musa says the initiative will enable the victims to go back to their normal lives especially children of school age, with those of  childbearing age and pregnant women not left out.

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Musa disclosed this to Channels Television after a team of UNICEF specialists held a stakeholders meeting in Katsina state.

He said the meeting was in response to a meeting held earlier with the state government on expanded collaboration between the UNICEF and the state government to address some of the key issues emanated as an outcome of the banditry activities in some parts of the state.

He maintains that the UNICEF will soon be moving to the field to discuss and interact with communities and people affected after taking the assessment from senior stakeholders at the meeting.