Nigeria Says It Has Agreed Cease Fire With Boko Haram

n

Nigeria’s official news agency says the government fighters from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate ceasefire.

It quoted the chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, as ordering his troops to immediately comply with the agreement on Friday.

The news came as another official confirmed there had been direct negotiations this week in neighboring Chad about the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted six months ago.

“The Nigerian government has reached two agreements with the Boko Haram group. Firstly a ceasefire agreement and then the release of the abducted Chibok girls,” a presidential source told Reuters news agency.

Boko Haram has been demanding the release of detained fighters in exchange for the girls.

The group attracted international condemnation with the April abduction of nearly 300 girls from a boarding school in northeast Chibok town. Dozens escaped but 219 remain missing.

Tags from the story
Haliwud, nigeria

3 Comments

  • Its because Buhari has finally come out for presidency thats why they agreed on the cease fire stuff. Buhari knows something about this Bokoharam thing.

  • BH’s lack of weapons and funds replenishment from GEJ has enhanced victory for the Nigerian soldiers.
    Oritjeshafor’s plane belongs to GEJ. Its failures in SA has brought BH to a standstill which has made a ceasefire compelling because of shortages of weapons and funds.
    If SA hurriedly returns the $15m, it could be used by GEJ to acquire weapons for BH elsewhere to continue it’s terrorist action. SA shld please hold the money for a little while so that the Nigerian military could consolidate on the ceasefire.
    God’s punishment will soon catch them all, including Dokubo, as it happened to their friend, Mohammed Yusuf. May God bless the good people of SA, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *