Terrorist sect, Boko Haram is said to now be training child soldiers to join its ranks.

The organisation, Al-Urwa al-Wuthaqa, shows the youngsters clothed in dark outfits with their heads covered while they aim their weapons.

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The children are seen in another photo posing with the rifles, with some of them holding AK47s while others hold cutouts of weapons.

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Boko Haram has carried out mass abductions in the North East and is believed to be using female captives for suicide bombings.