UNICEF Nigeria welcomes release of child Boko Haram suspects | Nigeria News | Al Jazeera

UNICEF Nigeria welcomes release of child Boko Haram suspects

UNICEF Nigeria praises the release of children suspected of Boko Haram ties from administrative custody.

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    Nine years of war against Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has taken a toll on young people.

    The Nigerian Army has released a group of children in Borno State after the children were cleared of ties with the group.

    Experts say more than half a million children require urgent social and psychological support, but facilities available can only look after a few hundred at a time.

    The fear is some will rejoin Boko Haram.

     

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Maiduguri in Borno State.


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