The Federal Government is reportedly close to a deal with the dreaded Boko Haram sect on release of the Chibok school girls who were abducted over three months ago.
According to report, in the last 14 days, there’s been intense talks with the insurgents, though the name the groups and personalities involved in the talks were not revealed.
According to one of the facilitators, who pleaded anonymity because he is not authorised to talk to the media, all parties are optimistic that something positive will be achieved soon, adding that though the government is yet to make up its mind, a swap of the girls with some detained Boko Haram members is “very strong” on the cards.
In what he termed the ‘new deal’, he said, “We are inching to a reasonable agreement on the release of the Chibok girls. The mediators are really sincere to end the hostage of the girls. There will be something positive soon. All the parties are hopeful. That was why the Council of State was optimistic about approach to the rescue of the Chibok girls by the government.”
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Also confirming the development, a military source said the military hierarchy is aware that some mediators are kind of negotiating with the sect, adding that though the government is flowing with the insurgents, they are being cautious.Read more
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