It's been three years since 276 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok. The search operations are still going on and the families are still waiting to #BringBackOurGirls.
Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF imposed after claiming it held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed over 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
Nigerian group CJTF has released over 800 children from its ranks after agreeing to end child recruitment in its fight against Boko Haram. UN officials warn that many other militias still use children as fighters.
The UN says more than 1,000 children have been kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria since 2013. The announcement came ahead of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but many have blamed Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.
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