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At least 80 children used as 'human bombs' by Boko Haram in North East


From Junaid Jibril Maiva, Maiduguri
The United Nations Office for the Coordination Of Humanitarian Affairs said over 80 Children have been used as “Human Bombs” in Nigeria.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator For UN, Mr. Mark Lowcock similarly said the bomb attack on IDP camps and host communities by suicide bombers raise serious physical security threats.
Lowcock said some 17 Million people require humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin as well as 8.5 million in Nigeria’s North East where 5.2 million people currently need food assistance in the three most affected states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.
According to him, the conflict has led to the killing of over 20,000 people in the North East.
Despite the immense challenges, the government-led response is reaching millions of people with life-saving aid, he disclosed.

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