Report: Cease fire reached between Nigeria, Boko Haram; Girls to be freed
There are now multiple reports that Boko Haram and Nigeria have reached a ceasefire that will see the release of the over 200 schoolgirls captured back in April, via Bloomberg:
Nigeria’s military said a cease-fire agreement has been reached with Boko Haram and the Islamist militant group has indicated its willingness to discuss issues including the release of more than 200 schoolgirls it abducted in April.
“A cease-fire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jamatu Ahlis Sunna Li Daawa Wal Jihad,” Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshall Alex Badeh said today in e-mailed statement, referring to Boko Haram. “I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development.”
Nigerian Truce With Boko Haram Raises Hopes For Schoolgirls' Release http://t.co/rLHvdOpHdx
— NPR News (@nprnews) October 17, 2014
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 17, 2014
Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls http://t.co/P6yEKygTlT
— Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) October 17, 2014
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) October 17, 2014
But what about everyone else they’ve kidnapped?
Dear media, Before and after #Chibok school girls, hundreds of women, girls and boys were abducted from Borno by Boko Haram. They matter too
— Elnathan John (@elnathan) October 17, 2014
@elnathan very true but these 200+ where the catalyst or tipping point
— Eliyas Okeke (@mreliyas) October 17, 2014
We’ll update as soon as we know more.