• Chibok girl’s mother begs FG to swap captive girls for Boko Haram militants

    Chibok girl’s mother begs FG to swap captive girls for Boko Haram militants

    The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed on Monday for Nigeria’s president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange for the more than 200 girls held captive, as the Islamic extremists have offered.

    A Boko Haram video posted on Sunday shows dozens of the 218 girls who were abducted from a remote school in April 2014, with one saying that “some” have died in military airstrikes.

    Nigeria’s defence ministry disputed that. “It is extremely difficult and rare to hit innocent […]