Over 3,500 children recruited by armed groups in North East, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, on Friday, said that over 3,500 children have been recruited by armed groups in the northeastern region of Nigeria since 2013.

UNICEF Nigeria said this on its verified Twitter handle, @UNICEF.

The international body went on to call for an end to the conflict that had rocked the North East for years.

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UNICEF said, “Since 2013, more than 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in NE #Nigeria. We’re calling on all parties to the conflict to end violations against children.”

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