The dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has released a new video showing children undergoing religious and combat training in a camp.
According to reports, the images show relatively young children dressed in combat-style clothing and balaclava participating in martial arts training, weapon handling training, and religious education class.
At least two instructors and one child had what appeared to be the Zastava M21, likely captured from Cameroonian security forces, HumAngle reported.
The Zastava M21, built based on the Kalashnikov design, has appeared in previous pictures shared by Boko Haram factions or reported to have been recovered by security forces. Some children were also shown holding different Kalashnikov pattern assault rifles with under folding, side-folding, and fixed wooden stocks.
A section of the video that is 16 minutes and 40 seconds long, which is in Hausa and Arabic shows religious education and indoctrination sessions.
Saharareporters, New York