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

20 Oct

Africa - News and Analysis

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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