BREAKING NEWS! Aftermath Of BBOG Visit To Aso Rock: Boko Haram Offers To Free Chibok Girls

BREAKING NEWS! Aftermath Of BBOG Visit To Aso Rock: Boko Haram Offers To Free Chibok  Girls


Boko Haram
extremists has offered to free more
than 200 young women and girls
kidnapped from a boarding school in
the town of Chibok in exchange for the
release of militant leaders held by the
government, a human rights activist has
told The Associated Press.

The activist said Boko Haram ’s current
offer is limited to the girls from the
school in northeastern Nigeria whose
mass abduction in April 2014 ignited
worldwide outrage and a campaign to
“ Bring Back Our Girls ” that stretched to
the White House.
The new initiative reopens an offer
made last year to the government of
former President Goodluck Jonathan to
release the 219 students in exchange for
16 Boko Haram detainees, the activist
said . The man, who was involved in
negotiations with Boko Haram last year
and is close to current negotiators,
spoke on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized to talk to
reporters on this sensitive issue .
Fred Eno , an apolitical Nigerian who
has been negotiating with Boko Haram
for more than a year , told the AP that
“ another window of opportunity
opened” in the last few days , though he
could not discuss details.
He said the recent slew of Boko Haram
bloodletting — some 350 people killed in
the past nine days — is consistent with
past ratcheting up of violence as the
militants seek a stronger negotiating
Presidential adviser Femi Adesina said
on Saturday that Nigeria ’s government
“ will not be averse ” to talks with Boko
Haram. “ Most wars , however furious or
vicious , often end around the
negotiation table ,” he said .
Eno said the 5 – week- old administration
of President Muhammadu Buhari offers
“ a clean slate ” to bring the militants
back to negotiations that had become
poisoned by the different security
agencies and their advice to Jonathan.

This is coming on a day the Bring Back Our Girls Campaigner visited president Muhammadu Buhari.

The leader of the group Oby Ezekwesili was quoted as saying,
“ The rescue of our Chibok girls is the
strongest statement that this government
could make to show respect for the
sanctity and dignity of every Nigerian
life. ”

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