Nigerian soldiers patrol in the country’s northeast in 2016. Photo: AFP

Nigeria urged to free thousands of children detained over Boko Haram ties

  • According to the UN, 3,600 children – including 1,617 girls – are believed to have been detained for suspected involvement with armed groups
  • Human Rights Watch said the conditions the children are being kept in as ‘horrific’, adding that many are actually the survivors of Boko Haram attacks
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Nigerian soldiers patrol in the country’s northeast in 2016. Photo: AFP
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