U.N. says 833 children released by Nigerian militia group

Young men, who were released from the ranks of a militia group fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, are pictured during a handover ceremony in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kolawole Adewale

GENEVA (Reuters) – A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was formed in 2013 by vigilante groups […]

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