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UN negotiates release of 876 children held by Nigerian army for possible Boko Haram ties

UN negotiates release of 876 children held by Nigerian army for possible Boko Haram ties The United Nations has negotiated the release of nearly 900 children detained by Nigeria's army and security forces. According to Unicef's regional director for Western and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine, who disclosed this after visiting Borno State, the 876 children had been held in the barracks in Maiduguri.   It was not immediately clear how long they had been held, but the army routinely detains civilians who have been living in areas that had been ruled by the insurgents on suspicion ...
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Added October 30, 2016
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