The Daily Beast quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram’s widespread abduction, recruitment, and deployment of child soldiers in Cameroon and elsewhere in Africa:

The phenomenon is not unique to Cameroon. At least since last year, Boko Haram has abducted, recruited and deployed child soldiers in Nigeria, Chad and Niger, according to J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Washington-based Atlantic Council. But the expansion of Boko Haram’s activities in Cameroon has been especially striking.

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