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Boko Haram trains child soldiers

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Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is training child soldiers how to use semi-automatic weapons.

The group has released pictures showing more than a dozen children posing with, and learning how to aim, AK-47's.

The images appear to have been taken in northern Nigeria where Boko Haram has committed most of its attacks.

They were published online by Al Urwa al Wuthaqa, a media group that has been associated with the insurgents, and come months after Human Rights Watch warned that boys and girls kidnapped by the terrorist group were being used during their attacks.

Just days ago Boko Haram were suspected of kidnapping at least 30 children, including girls as young as 11, in a village north of the country. A week earlier the terrorists snatched around 40 women in Adamawa State.

In April the group came to international attention after it snatched 200 schoolgirls in the Chibok village and in January they killed at least 2,000 people, in Baga, Borno state.

Following the mass killing, the Christian Association of Nigerians and Americans called for the UN to help Nigeria combat Boko Haram. It said the group had killed more than 10,000 people in 2014.

In a statement it said: 'We are no longer certain what the world through the UN is waiting for before taking drastic actions.


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