NEW: Boko Haram & Northeast Nigeria: GGordon_BokoHaram_0620_25

Young boys learn Koran at an {quote}almajari,{quote} a school for poor or orphaned children where they learn Koran and must beg on the streets to cover their upkeep. At this school, named after the teacher Malam Idris Muhammad, some of the boys were as young as two or three. Almajaris have been a steady source of young men ready to be radicalized and have played a significant role in the conflict.

Young boys learn Koran at an "almajari," a school for poor or orphaned children where they learn Koran and must beg on the streets to cover their upkeep. At this school, named after the teacher Malam Idris Muhammad, some of the boys were as young as two or three. Almajaris have been a steady source of young men ready to be radicalized and have played a significant role in the conflict.