November 20, 2017

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children (Guardian)

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children (Guardian)

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations said on Friday.

The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) agreed to the measure as part of a new action plan signed in the northeastern Borno state capital, Maiduguri, Unicef said in a statement.

The UN’s annual report on children and armed conflict, published in May, found that 228 children, some of them as young as nine, were working for the CJTF. Read more

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