Boko Haram abducted over 1,000 children since 2013: UNICEF


ABUJA April 13 (TNS): Boko Haram insurgent group in Nigeria have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund said on Friday.
The militants regularly took youngsters to spread fear and show power, the agency said on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, a case which had triggered global outrage. It is pertain to mention that on the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.
Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF’s Nigeria head said “Children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale”.
The UNICEF said it had documented more than 1,000 verified cases, the first time it had published an estimated record. But the actual number could be much larger, it added.