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Boko Haram Kidnapped Over 1,000 Children in Nigeria: UN

Abuja (April 13, 2018): The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF revealed on Friday that Boko Haram militants of Nigeria have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013.

The militants regularly took youngsters to spread fear and show power, the agency said on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, a case that triggered global outrage.“Children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale,” said Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF’s Nigeria head.

The agency said it had documented more than 1,000 verified cases, the first time it had published an estimated tally. But the actual number could be much larger, it added.

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