Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has condemned the April 14 kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic rebel group, taking them hostage and unleashing terror in the world.
Issuing a press statement Saturday, the PM said, "Nepal believes that entire people of the world should be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights without any obstructions."
The group had kidnapped around 300 students of the government girl's boarding school based in Chibok, northern Nigeria on April 14 and has not released them yet.
"The Nepal Government believes that 'right to education' and 'right to live independently' is the important part of human rights and condemns any moves that are in violation of fundamental rights of the people. Abduction of people, taking them hostage and human trafficking are highly condemnable as these are against humanity," the PM said in the statement.
The Nepal government wishes for safe release of the kidnapped schoolgirls as quickly as possible and appeals to the rebel group for the same, the PM says, wishing for the success of international campaign launched for the release of kidnapped girls at the call of Nigerian Government. He also expressed his serious concerns over the threatens given by the group as reported in media that they are going to sell the girls as ''slaves'' and urged the group not to take anti-human move and immediately release them.
Urging the Nigerian people, government and the families of kidnapped girls to take patience in these painful hours and take initiatives for their safe and immediate release.