Scores of Nigeria children missing

About 500 children aged 11 and under are missing from the Nigerian town recaptured from militants an old resident of Damasak has told the BBC

An investor within the north-eastern town told Reuters news agency that Boko Haram martial artists required the kids together once they fled

Troops from Niger and Chad grabbed Damasak earlier in March ending several weeks of control through the Islamist militants

A regional pressure has lately been helping Nigeria undertake the insurgents

Boko Haram triggered worldwide outrage in April 2014 after it kidnapped greater than 200 women from the boarding school in Chibok town in north-eastern Nigerias Borno condition

The particular groups leader Abubakar Shekau has stated the women happen to be married off

Damasak is really a buying and selling town in Borno condition near Nigers border and it is about 200km (120 miles) in the states primary town of Maiduguri

It had been overrun through the militants who started their insurgency in ’09 to produce an Islamic condition in the finish of this past year

Damasak businessman Malam Ali whose brother is one kind of individuals missing told the BBC Hausa Service that youthful boys have been include a madrassa or Islamic school by Boko Haram once they required within the town

Following a recapture from the town individuals boys was not paid for for he stated

The BBCs Will Ross reviews from Nigerias primary city Lagos the conflict has torn many families apart

As cities have transformed hands it’s been impossible to sort out the number of individuals have been wiped out and just how most are missing he adds

A week ago the rotting physiques in excess of 70 everyone was discovered within bridge near Damasak the city

It’s broadly thought these were ordinary people wiped out through the militants our correspondent states

Boko Haram encourages a form of Islam which causes it to be haram or forbidden for Muslims to get familiar with any political or social activity connected with Western society

Earlier this year the audience pledged allegiance to Islamic Condition militants who control large areas of Syria and Iraq and are generally active in Libya