Nigeria 2018-03-05T12:10:26+00:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/361-S/2017/821) issued on 24 August 2017.

Children in a camp for displaced people in Adamawa State, north-east Nigeria. 2015. Photo: United Nations

With the loss of territory to the Nigerian security forces, Boko Haram intensified attacks on civilians in north-east Nigeria as well as in neighbouring countries, including through suicide bombings. In late 2016, the armed group split into two factions. In this context, 402 incidents of grave violations affecting 2,698 children were verified.

2016 Verified Figures

Children Recruited and Used
Children Detained for Alleged Association with Boko Haram
Children Killed
Children Maimed