Nigeria army releases 183 detained children

Nigeria army releases 183 detained children

Nigeria's armed forces have released 183 children who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

The 175 boys and eight girls - whose ages ranged from eight to 18 years - were freed in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, after being cleared of any association with the group.

The children have been moved to a state-run centre, where they are receiving medical treatment.