Boko Haram Rendered 800, 000 Children Homeless In Northern Nigeria – UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) has on Monday, disclosed that no fewer than 800,000 children have fled their homes in north-eastern Nigeria in the wake of Boko Haram insurgency.

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Speaking in Berlin to pressmen, the UNICEF’s regional director for West and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine, disclosed that the number of child refugees has over doubled in 2014.

Fontaine said the children fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroon and within Nigeria.

“Scores of girls and boys have gone missing in Nigeria – abducted, recruited by armed groups, attacked, used as weapons or forced to flee violence,’’ the UN children’s agency said.

UNICEF’s report was released a year after the Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 girls from their school in the north-eastern city of Chibok, inciting worldwide condemnation.



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