Boko Haram terrorists use of child suicide bombers "repugnant"

A man stands outside his destroyed home in Baga, Borno State, Nigeria, following heavy fighting between military forces from Nigeria, Niger and Chad, and Boko Haram. Photo: IRIN/Aminu Abubakar

The "vicious" attacks against civilians in the Nigerian town of Baga by Boko Haram insurgents has been "deeply deplored" by the UN rights office.

Since the beginning of January, there have been reports of renewed mass killings and forced displacement in north-eastern Nigeria.

The terrorist group reportedly used a child to carry out a suicide bomb attack against a crowded market in Borno State last week, killing at least 19 people.

Daniel Johnson reports from Geneva.

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