United Nation agency, UNICEF, reports a skyrocket rise in the use of the so-called “human bombs” by Boko Haram rebel in northeast Nigeria.
UNICEF announced a multiple of four rise over the whole of 2016 in the involvement of children, mostly the girls, being used as the said “human bombs” by Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern part of Nigeria.
UNICEF spokesperson, Marixie Mercado, stated that 83 children were compelled to engage in suicide missions. She said 55 out of the kids were girls below age 15, 27 of them were boys, and one was an baby tied to a girl.
She said the end result for all kids are very bad. As a result of their job as human bombs, she reported that kids are generally perceived with guilty feeling.
“There is an exceptional extent of fear clearly in these locale and… people are scared of kids who have been cheated in this totally horrible way,” she stated. “There are times where children are being rejected by their communities and even more terrible at times.”
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UNICEF tagged the use of kids as human bombs an cruelty and said they are beyond all casualty rather than be used to carry out immoral acts. It stated not accepting kids who have been freed by Boko Haram or have fleed simply worsen their pain.
The agency considers many of the strike are on so-tagged soft targets, such as the markets, the schools, universities and displacement camps. And, many happened in Borno State, North-Eastern Nigeria.
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