The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
Kidnapping of girls in Nigeria
6 MAY 2014
The Labor Opposition is extremely concerned about the fate of more than 270 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
It is reported that the kidnappers call the girls slaves and have threatened to sell girls as young as nine years old for marriage.
The situation is horrific. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Our thoughts are with the girls’ families and friends.
The President of Nigeria has called on the international community for help to rescue the girls.
The Abbott Government must do all it can to assist, including using our position on the UN Security Council to help drive an effective international response. Labor offers every support possible.