Forty-three Chadian children recruited by Boko Haram terrorists as child soldiers have been rescued by the Chadian army in Nigeria.
Chadian Army spokesman, Col. Azem Agouna said yesterday that they had since been repatriated back to their country.
Col. Agouna said in N’djamena, the country’s capital, that the children, who are aged 12 and older and are Chadian nationals, were found in the Nigerian town of Damasak in North-Eastern Borno.
Damasak was under Boko Haram control until special forces recaptured the town in early March.
Agouna said the children managed to escape during the clashes between the insurgents and soldiers, while the local families helped them to hide from the jihadists.
He disclosed that when it was certain that Boko Haram had been defeated and would not return to the town, the children came out of their hiding places and asked Chadian security forces for help.
The spokesman said the army would look into how and when Boko Haram abducted the children from Chad.

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