Posted by: APO | 12 April 2016

Nigeria regional conflict: Ten-fold increase in number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks

The number of children involved in ‘suicide’ attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has risen sharply over the past year, from 4 in 2014 to 44 in 2015, according to UNICEF data released today. More than 75 per cent of the children involved in the attacks are girls. “Let us be clear: these children are victims, not perpetrators,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West… Read more on


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