Children for sale heartbreakingly easy to find in ravaged Nigeria

March 24, 2015 5:37 PM

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Children for sale heartbreakingly easy to find in ravaged Nigeria

Nearly a million Nigerians have been displaced to date by Boko Haram. According to UNICEF, over half of them are children. CNN's Nima Elbagir and her team, producer Lillian Leposo and cameraman Fabien Muhire, investigated claims that many of the children are sold and trafficked, then filed this exclusive report.

The man on the phone was offering us young children with the casualness of a market trader. After a week of back and forth phone calls, his initial caginess had given way to greed. He'd heard my foreign accent and clearly decided I would pay more than the domestic rate.

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