Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

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    Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

    Almost 20,000 people have been killed and about two million displaced in the conflict in Nigeria where suicide attacks, especially by young girls, are on the rise.

     

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.


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