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Boko Haram and the Children’s Crusade
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Boko Haram and the Children’s Crusade

Boko Haram and the Children’s Crusade

Generations of young Nigerians in the northeast of their country are being shaped by the terrors of the war.

By Philip Obaji Jr.

LAGOS — “I was asked to kill my parents on the day I was captured,” said 16-year-old Babagana, a former Boko Haram child slave. "I had no courage, so they killed them in front of me.”