Nigeria

Nigeria2018-12-14T11:01:24-04:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

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

In north-east Nigeria, as well as in neighbouring countries, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, intensified attacks on civilians, including through suicide bombings and ground attacks. In the northern part of Borno State, a new Boko Haram faction emerged following its separation from the Abubakar Shekau faction.

2017 Verified Figures

0
Cases of Recruitment and Use of Children
0
Children Released from Detention
0
Children Killed
0
Children Maimed

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