• Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls it kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria, is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday.

    Around 220 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.

    The […]

  • Boko Haram gives conditions to release 83 more Chibok girls

    Boko Haram gives conditions to release 83 more Chibok girls

    As negotiations for the expected next phase of the release of 83 Chibok girls begins this week, there were indications, last night, that the leadership of the Boko Haram sect might table two major conditions to be met by the Federal Government to seal the deal.

    A source close to the negotiations said unlike the 21 girls, who were freed by the sect, last Thursday, to test government’s level of commitment and sincerity, the release of the remaining girls may be […]