In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, August, 2020

Boko Haram Insurgents Now Recruiting Baby Troopers

Boko Haram Insurgents Now Recruiting Child Soldiers


Boko Haram Insurgents

The Multinational Joint Job Pressure (MNJTF) has raised an alarm of Boko Haram recruiting little one troopers to resuscitate its declining affect within the Lake Chad Basin.

Nigerian military colonel and Chief of Navy Public Data for MNJTF, Timothy Antigha who revealed this in an announcement launched from N’Djamena – Chad on Thursday August 12, mentioned the disturbing growth was introduced in by intelligence sources and corroborated by involved people and teams days in the past. 

Antigha who famous that the current recruitment of kid troopers by the terrorist group is likely to be because of the current mass give up of its members to the army, mentioned the intelligence was confirmed after the terrorist group launched a video of kids wearing army fatigue and holding assault rifles through the Sallah celebrations.

He Stated;

Earlier, Boko Haram have engaged within the mass abduction of college ladies, sexual enslavement of girls and mass homicide of harmless civilians.

“This current employment of kid troopers is on account of frustration brought on by a number of operational losses, management crises, in addition to disillusionment amongst fighters and their subsequent give up in a whole lot to the MNJTF.

“The deal with youngsters is as a result of they’re simpler to govern and indoctrinate than the adults throughout the area who can now see via the veil of deceit.

“Arising from this newest atrocity by Boko Haram, the MNJTF urges dad and mom, native authorities, non secular and conventional establishments to be vigilant and promptly alert safety businesses of any overt or covert makes an attempt to recruit their youngsters and wards.”

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Antigha additionally warned youths towards falling for the terrorist group’s guarantees of energy and affect, financial prosperity and religious development.

He Added;

“The tales of hardship and evil throughout the terrorist organisations as revealed by all surrendered Boko Haram fighters ought to be adequate discover that Boko Haram and ISWAP don’t have anything good to supply anybody.

 “It might be recalled that the United Nations Conference on the Rights of the Baby on the involvement of kids in armed battle forbids the recruitment and use of kids in Armed Conflicts.

“The Protocol states amongst others that; “Armed teams distinct from armed forces of a rustic mustn’t, underneath any circumstances, recruit or use in hostilities anybody underneath 18.

“It’s towards this background that the MNJTF is drawing the eye of the United Nations, its related businesses and different stakeholders to the newest acts of inhumanity and desperation by Boko Haram, and urges extreme condemnation and different vital motion.

“On our half, the MNJTF will proceed with actions which are centered on the safety of kids and different susceptible teams inside its space of operation.”


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