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ICC Note:
Boko Haram’s victims are not just the villagers whose homes were destroyed, whose daughters were kidnapped, and crops burned. Some of the victims are also soldiers. UNICEF’s recent report indicates that Boko Haram used approximately 2,000 children as soldiers, forcing them to endure brutal training and attacks that will forever scar the children.
2/27/2017 Nigeria (All Africa) – The terrorist Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said.
UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this as global leaders gather in Paris on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict, according to a UN report.
Mr. Lake said estimates indicated that tens of thousands under the age of 18 were being used in conflicts worldwide.

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