ICC Note: Children in Northeast Nigeria have become victims of Muslim radicals like Boko Haram. These Islamic militants use tactics like violence, abductions, bombing attacks and sexual assaults to intimidate their young victims. The Children are also manipulated to join Boko Haram’s jihad and if they are Christian, they are forced to renounce their faith and convert to Islam
05/05/2017, Nigeria (ABC News) – A campaign of violence led by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries is responsible for the deaths of nearly 4,000 children, according to a new Nations report.
Attacks by Boko Haram on communities and clashes between the group and security forces from 2013 up to this year have led to at least 3,900 deaths among people 18 and under in addition to more than 7,000 injured.
In a disturbing trend, suicide attacks have accounted for a growing number of the casualties among minors. Investigators say they verified the use of 90 children for suicide bombings in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger — the majority of them being girls.