Over a year ago, Boko Haram Islamists abducted 276 teenage girls, late at night, from their school dormitories in northeastern Nigeria. At least 219 girls remain missing.
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A UN-sanctioned report that will be published soon and focuses on the situation of minors in conflict situations compares the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram to the condition of children in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas last summer, according to Channel 2.
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the station reports, is furious at the comparison and threatened the UN to pull the report or the US may withdraw funding for the UN. The international body, headquartered in New York, receives a quarter of all its funding from the US.
According to Channel 2, the Foreign Ministry is also trying to prevent the publication of the report.