Army rescues 23 minors seized by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23  minors rescued from  Boko Haram insurgents, to the United Nations Children Fund for rehabilitation.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Abbah Dikko, who stated this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with global best practices.

Dikko said, “In compliance with global best practises, we handed over these children associated with armed group to UNICEF.”

He explained that the gesture was in line with the commitment of the army to promote civil military relationship toward achieving lasting peace in the North-East.

The UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Borno State, Mr. Geoffrey Ijumba, who received the minors, welcomed the release of the 23 boys and girls aged between 12 and 17 years from military custody.

He said UNICEF was working with the military and the Borno State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs to provide medical attention, psychological and social supports to victims displaced by the Boko Haram conflicts.
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