According to a report by UNICEF, in northeast Nigeria and Cameroon, Boko Haram has forced at least 135 children to become suicide bombers, nearly five times more than in 2016.
Linsurrection of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people since 000. In October, the Nigerian government began to carry out mass trials more than 6 suspects suspected of being members of the terrorist group at a military installation in Kainji town.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said in his New Year's speech that Boko Haram had been “beaten”. But despite claims by authorities that the group had been defeated, Boko Haram militants have stepped up their attacks on military and civilian targets in recent months.
According to Manuel Fontaine, director of emergency programs at UNICEF,
“Children are targeted and exposed to attacks and brutal violence in their homes, schools and playgrounds. "
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