UN says 833 chil­dren re­leased by nige­ria mili­tia group

Tehran Times - - WORLD IN FOCUS -

A mili­tia group fight­ing against the ex­trem­ist 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 Fri­day.

UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the Civil­ian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was a lo­cal mili­tia formed in 2013 by a num­ber of vig­i­lante groups in Nige­ria’s Borno state.

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