43 Boko Haram child soldiers have been rescued by the Chadian army in Damasak, Borno state.
Spokesperson of Chadian Army, Col. Azem Agouna, while revealing this, said the children, all aged between 12 and above and of Chadian nationality managed to escape during the clashes between insurgents and soldiers, while local families helped them to hide from the militias.
He explained that when it was certain that Boko Haram had been defeated and would not return to the town, the children came out of their hiding places and asked Chadian security forces for help. The spokesman said the children have been repatriated back to Chad while a full scale investigation into how they were abducted will be launched.
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