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Nigerian government reaches deal with Boko Haram for ceasefire and over Chibok girls

20 Oct

Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Reuters

Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls

ABUJAFri Oct 17, 2014

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri in this May 21, 2014 file photo. . REUTERS-Joe Penney
A student who escaped when Boko Haram rebels stormed a school and abducted schoolgirls, identifies her schoolmates from a video released by the Islamist rebel group at the Government House in Maiduguri, Borno State in this May 15, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS-Stringer

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri in this May 21, 2014 file photo. .

Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok, the defence chief said on Friday.

“I wish to inform this audience that a ceasefire agreement has been concluded,” Marshal Alex Badeh said in a statement after three days of talks with the militant group that has wreaked havoc in the northeast of Africa’s biggest oil producer.

A presidency source said the agreement stretched to the girls, who…

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