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Boko Haram has recruited about 8,000 Children in it’s War against Nigeria – United Nations

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The United Nations has stated that terrorist group, Boko Haram has recruited about 8000 children to help in it’s war against the Nigerian state.


According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the child recruitment started since the start of the Boko Haram crisis in the North-east in 2009.

While calling for a step-up of effort to protect child victims and witnesses in terrorism-related court proceedings in Nigeria, the UN agency said that some boys and girls were used as human shields and to detonate bombs.

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