Nigeria: Boko Haram, Vigilantes Using Child Soldiers in Nigeria - Report

September 5, 2014 1:37 PM

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Dakar — Boys and girls as young as 10 are being forcibly recruited by warring sides in northern Nigeria, as well as being subjected to abductions, sexual violence and arbitrary detention, a rights group said.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said in a report on Thursday that both Islamist Boko Haram militants and the Civilian Joint Task Force, a self-defense militia in the northeastern Borno State, have used children for tasks ranging from spying and cooking to fighting.

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