Syria Genocide War Crimes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Like, if they ever really go through with it. I'm hoping they send them home. If they even have homes.

Nigeria: Deal Agreed To Return Kidnapped Girls


Nigeria's presidency says it has agreed a ceasefire with militants Boko Haram which would see the return of 219 kidnapped girls.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff, said: "A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal Jihad (Boko Haram).
"I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development in the field."
The president's principal secretary Hassan Tukur told the AFP news agency that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached after talks with the Islamist group.
He said: "Boko Haram issued the ceasefire as a result of the discussions we have been having with them.
"That have agreed to release the Chibok girls."
The talks are thought to have taken place in neighbouring Chad, with the country's president Idriss Deby mediating negotiations.
Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls at gunpoint from a school in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria, on April 14.
Some of the girls managed to escape from the group in the aftermath of their kidnap or during fighting among militants, but 219 remain missing.
Sky's Special Correspondent Alex Crawford said authorities were "cautiously optimistic" the girls would be released.
She said: "Boko Haram have assured Nigerian authorities that the Chibok schoolgirls are well and safe.
"The gives everyone an indication that there is a very clear possibility that the girls could be freed as part of this deal.
"Nigerian authorities are going out of their way to say there is no deal, that there are no conditions attached to the ceasefire."
Mr Jonathan has faced strong criticism over a deteriorating security situation in Nigeria, with areas in the northeast Borno state inaccessible due to the threat from Boko Haram.
The group has demanded the release of detained extremists in exchange for the girls.
It comes after 107 Boko Haram militants and eight soldiers were killed in fighting in northern Cameroon on Friday, the defence ministry said.