Child recruiting has been occurring for the reason that starting of the Boko Haram battle in the north-east in 2009, in line with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The UN company added that some youngsters have been used as human shields and to detonate bombs whereas advocating for elevated efforts to guard little one victims and witnesses in terrorism-related authorized processes in Nigeria.
The company stated in an announcement launched on Wednesday, February 2, that:
“According to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) report from the Handbook of Children Recruited and exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups since 2009, about 8,000 children have been recruited and used by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Some boys have been forced to attack their own families to demonstrate loyalty to Boko Haram, while girls have been forced to marry, clean, cook and carry equipment and weapons.”
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) obtained repeated data that some girls and boys have been regularly getting used as human shields and to ignite bombs not solely in Nigeria, but in addition in Cameroon and the Niger Republic, in line with the assertion.
In May 2015, a 12-year-old woman was used to ignite a bomb at a bus cease in Damaturu, Yobe State, killing seven folks, in line with the company.