Nigerian children rescued in raid of Boko Haram camp in Cameroon
In a piece of good news tinged with dismay the director of the US based National Democratic Institute Chris Fomunyoh has reported the raid of a Boko Haram camp by Cameroon forces where some young Nigerian teens were discovered and rescued.According to the information made available about 80 of the children were found,ranging from 5yrs old to 15years old,visibly traumatised by the experience they were unable to converse or even speak in English,French or any of the local languages.The Cameroon forces acting on a tip off had raided what was initially thought of as a Quranic school but turned out to be a Boko haram camp.The children according to the orphanage home presently helping to rehabilitate them,had been indoctrinated with Jihadist ideology hence had lost track of who or what they were.On of the staffs at the orphanage home "They've lost touch with their parents," he said. "They've lost touch with people in their villages, they're not able to articulate, to help trace their relationships, they can't even tell you what their names are."
Efforts are still ongoing to locate and triangulate their roots and reunite them with their families as the children could not even remember their own names or any useful information.Boko haram whose guiding mantra and colloquial ideology centres around a firm stance against western education have been known to indoctrinate captured children and then use them in furtherance of their insidious aims with young female children used as sexual objects and domestic chattels,suicide bombing and young boys inductrinated and conscripted as child soldiers.
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