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Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training

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Boko Haram insurgents have released a new video of some child children undergoing religious and combat training in an unnamed camp in Nigeria.

Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training
Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training

HumAngle reports that the images show relatively young children dressed in combat-style clothing and balaclava participating in martial arts training, weapon handling training, and religious education class.

Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training

At least two instructors and one child had what appeared to be the Zastava M21, likely captured from Cameroonian security forces.

Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training

The Zastava M21, built based on the Kalashnikov design, has appeared in previous pictures shared by Boko Haram factions or reported to have been recovered by security forces. Some children were also shown holding different Kalashnikov pattern assault rifles with under folding, side-folding and fixed wooden stocks.

Boko Haram releases video of children undergoing combat training

A section of the 16 minutes and 40 seconds video in Hausa and Arabic showed religious education and indoctrination sessions.

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