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.

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

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