Boko Haram terrorists displace 800,000 children in West Africa

Children attend a UNICEF-provided tent classroom, in the Gire 2 camp for internally displaced people, near Yola, the capital of Adamawa, Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

The lives of eight hundred thousand children in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries have been disrupted by Boko Haram terrorist attacks, according to the UN children's agency.

In one incident a year ago, the terrorists caused outrage around the world when they abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from Chibok.

UNICEF on Monday released its "Missing Childhood" report on what it calls the endless tragedies that are being replicated on an epic scale in Nigeria and across the West African region.

To find out more, Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to Dakar, Senegal with UNICEF Spokesperson in West and Central Africa, Laurent Duvillier.

He began by asking him what prompted the report.

Duration: 4'56"

 

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