Pathfinder Staff Heavyhearted After Boarding School Tragedy in Nigeria

Yesterday, Pathfinder was outraged to learn that more than 50 male boarding school students lost their lives in a senseless attack in the Yobe state of Nigeria. This is the fourth school assault in less than a year. Last September, 40 students were killed in a similar assault at a state school nearby.

Pathfinder is relieved to report that all Nigeria-based staff members and family are safe and accounted for. We continue our work saddened by this senseless tragedy in a country where we have worked for several years. It is our whole-hearted belief that all people have the right to live in peace, health, and safety, especially young people like those who lost their lives in this attack.

Our thoughts are with our Nigerian staff, their families, and the people of Nigeria during this difficult time.

Type: Press Release
Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Advocacy

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