Metro Chibok Girls: U.S. May Negotiate With B’Haram -The Guardian



GLOBAL attention, especially from the US, on rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls has now shifted significantly to the possibility of negotiations with the Boko Haram terrorists. The US is also showing greater interest in the broader effort of helping Nigeria overcome terrorism, just as parents of the girls reminded the world that their wards were still in captivity.

Speaking during the week at an online session with journalists in Africa, US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield disclosed, “we have individuals there (in Nigeria) from the civilian side who can provide assistance on negotiations.”

It is believed that this was an indication that negotiations to secure the release of the girls are likely underway without a direct military action.

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SOURCE: #TheGuardian

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