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Nigerian Militia Group Released 833 Youths, UN Says

A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 youths from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Friday. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was formed in 2013 by vigilante groups in Borno state to fight Boko Haram, which itself gained international notoriety for kidnapping schoolgirls in the town of Chibok. The...

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