Nigeria: Army releases 86 child soldiers from Boko Haram http://defenceinfo.mil.ng/category/defencehq/

Operation Lafiya Dole, initiated by the Nigerian army in Borno State, led to the release of 86 child soldiers from Boko Haram, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman for the Defence Headquarters, announced on Thursday 7th November.

Officially, 86 children aged 10 to 19 years used as soldiers by the Islamic sect Boko Haram were handed over to the Borno State government by the Nigerian army on Thursday. According to Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman for the Defence Headquarters, the 86 children voluntarily surrendered to the Nigerian security forces conducting Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State and were among more than 1,370 Boko Haram fighters who surrendered to the troops.

Currently, the children are at the Borno State Rehabilitation Centre in Bulumkutu for mental follow-up.

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