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ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Kwanza: 4:53pm On Jan 19
The Islamic State franchise in Northeast Nigeria and Lake Chad, ISWAP, has posted a video online showing the regimented indoctrination and training of children, prepared by the group to be the next generation of fighters.

In the 27 minutes long video shared on Tuesday, Jan. 18, children of different age groups wearing balaclavas were shown passing through a series of activities crafted for indoctrination and combat training.

Titled “Empowerment Generation,” the video appears to focus on the terror group’s programme to model its upcoming set of fighters. This is unlike the theme of other videos such as the “Makers of Epic Battles” released in 2021, which showed the group’s attacks as well as light and heavy weapons arsenal.

In the recent video, young boys guided by instructors were shown engaging in a regimented style of activities including waking up before dawn, weapon handling training, physical fitness practice, as well as religious and indoctrination classes held in the classroom.

The clip had sections where children were exposed to other Islamic State materials. Multiple instructors also appeared, speaking on the terror group’s training programme to model the young members into fighters and the nature of instructions.

The children are seen being guided through martial arts and negotiating obstacle courses, in addition to weapon handling and firing positions using Ak pattern rifles. The young boys also conducted a mock assault using an abandoned building with two captives.

The children are additionally shown executing three people, including a man in military fatigue and another man who identified himself as a soldier of the Nigerian Army abducted in Kanamma in April 2021.

Kanamma is a border community and the headquarters of Yunusari Local Government Area (LGA) in Yobe State.

The footage which included drone shots showed an environment consisting of grass vegetation, shrubs and wetland type terrain, indicating that the clip or parts of it was taken somewhere along the Komadougou-Yobe river or near Lake Chad.

Children have often appeared in videos of terror groups in the region. They have also been used in attacks. In 2021, ISWAP rival group, Boko Haram, released a video showing child soldiers undergoing religious and combat training in a camp.

Amnesty International in a 2020 report highlighted how children have been among those most impacted by the insurgency, including through repeated attacks on schools, widespread abductions, recruitment and use of child soldiers, and forced marriage of girls.
https://humangle.org/video-shows-islamic-state-franchise-in-northeast-nigeria-training-child-soldiers/

Screenshot from the video showing ISWAP child fighters undergoing training.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by PrinceOfLagos: 4:57pm On Jan 19
Matters arising

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by complexBoss12: 4:58pm On Jan 19
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You see the problem is that Nigeria nay Africa is reactive and not proactive. You can't have almajiri children, in their millions roaming the streets without hope, vision or even common education and you're fighting terrorism. You have to tackle the Almajiri system, before you can fight boko haram.

you can't come to the South and recruit children, it just wouldn't work, kids in the south know what you know,that's the power of education.

Why am I even wasting my time, CinC of terrorist can't fight his foot soldiers.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Tmberwolf1: 5:01pm On Jan 19
Fake news!! The north is healing! Boko Haram is no more!!!

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by achi4u(m): 5:03pm On Jan 19
That means the fight is just starting... South should be guarded.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by CaptainAyub: 5:23pm On Jan 19
complexBoss12:
undecided

You see the problem is that Nigeria nay Africa is reactive and not proactive. You can't have almajiri children, in their millions roaming the streets without hope, vision or even common education and you're fighting terrorism. You have to tackle the Almajiri system, before you can fight boko haram.

you can't come to the South and recruit children, it just wouldn't work, kids in the south know what you know,that's the power of education.

Why am I even wasting my time, CinC of terrorist can't fight his foot soldiers.
Exactly.
On my first visit to the North East, this was what immediately came to my mind.
They will always have a pool for recruitment of rioters and terrorists if they do nothing about these almajiri now.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by daddytime(m): 5:29pm On Jan 19
complexBoss12:
undecided

You see the problem is that Nigeria nay Africa is reactive and not proactive. You can't have almajiri children, in their millions roaming the streets without hope, vision or even common education and you're fighting terrorism. You have to tackle the Almajiri system, before you can fight boko haram.

you can't come to the South and recruit children, it just wouldn't work, kids in the south know what you know,that's the power of education.

Why am I even wasting my time, CinC of terrorist can't fight his foot soldiers.

Simple and short...

I no get energy to type wet in you don already type.

Na dem sabi

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Lovenorth: 8:19pm On Jan 19
Christian saboteurs why?
A lot of useless people are all over using different terrorists organizations to spoil the name of our lovely religion. We Muslims respect every human beings irrespective of their religious affiliation. Many hypocritical people here are eager to visit Muslim country like Dubai, Saudi Arabia etc. But they are quick to say rubbish against Islam on Nairaland
Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by ChizzyBuna(m): 8:20pm On Jan 19
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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by eedimo(m): 8:20pm On Jan 19
catch them young

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by FERNANDEZISBACK: 8:20pm On Jan 19
Go to Abuja downtown and see almajiris in hundreds trooping and marching every Fridays on their way to their destination after receiving orders from their masters...

The thing is it's very easy to recruit kids of that age group..since the govt ain't doing anything to remove them from the street all you have to do is meet with their owner..pay him some little amount and recruit them for the course..

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by andysmith123(m): 8:20pm On Jan 19
the one wen dem do before na INFINITY WARS this one na END GAME.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:21pm On Jan 19
All these terrorists terrorizing pur darling nation must all be eliminated.

Peace must reign in our nation.

Death to all terrorists.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by gambia(m): 8:21pm On Jan 19
Them don start again.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by gambia(m): 8:21pm On Jan 19
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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:22pm On Jan 19
North is healthy, North isn't bleeding. As a matter of fact, these are pictures of IPOB and ESN training

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by adecz: 8:22pm On Jan 19
⏩▪️▫️Other regions of Nigeria are
progressing in all directions, but
Northern Nigeria is recruiting bandits
and religious fanatics on a daily basis
killing farmers and burning down schools
& the region can't come as one to find solutions.


⏩The more reason why the mistake union
of north and south can't remain forever. Different people with different outlook, cultures and destinies.

Separation should not be war, we should
simply approach the power that did the
'marriage' & tell them that, after 100years,
the marriage no work, please separate us.

Other regions want to become like
Dubai, but north wants to be like
Taliban Afghanistan.☪️☪️☪️

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by ZombieTERROR: 8:22pm On Jan 19
Buhari is in Gambia

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Boyooosa(m): 8:23pm On Jan 19
Sad story

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by tnerro1(m): 8:23pm On Jan 19
Let them continue to kill each other to reduce their useless over population that contributes nothing to Nigeria

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Sheriman(m): 8:23pm On Jan 19
One day this people will soon take over the North and declared an Islamic state.

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Sergio104(m): 8:24pm On Jan 19
Suicide bombing loading....

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by Yeyeboi05(m): 8:24pm On Jan 19
How can you be a muslim and be proud?spits!

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Re: ISWAP Training Child Soldiers In North-East Nigeria (Photo) by 21savages(m): 8:24pm On Jan 19
My problem is, where do they get this videos & photos from?

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