Boko Haram has forced one million children out of education

UNICEF report says 2,000 schools have closed down

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A woman and her children who fled their home following an attack by Islamist militants, take refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

 

Over a million children have been forced out of education because of violence by Boko Haram.

A United Nations report from children's agency UNICEF has found that more than 2,000 schools in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger remain closed due to conflict.

It has warned that forcing children out of schools leaves them vulnerable to abuse, abduction and recruitment by armed groups.