(AllAfrica) –  A United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report has accused Nigeria of involving children under the age of 18 in its military operations in “hostile environments.” But the Army in a swift reaction, dismissed the report as not only baseless but designed to tarnish its hard-earned image. The report listed Nigeria among countries to face restriction for allegedly violating the Child Soldier Prohibition Act, CSPA, 2008. Other countries also accused of violating the act in the report include Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.