Nigeria, Boko Haram Agree to Ceasefire and Release of Kidnapped Girls

Nigeria, Boko Haram Agree to Ceasefire and Release of Kidnapped Girls October 17, 2014

Nigeria’s chief of defense, Alex Badeh, has announced a truce between the Nigerian government and Boko Harma and the possible release of the 200 school girls that Boko Haram abducted six months ago.

From BBC Africa:

Nigeria’s military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram – and that the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.

Nigeria’s chief of defence staff, Alex Badeh, announced the truce. Boko Haram has not made a public statement.

The military has struggled to defeat Boko Haram, which has been fighting an insurgency since 2009.

Boko Haram sparked global outrage six months ago by abducting more than 200 schoolgirls.

The girls were seized in the north-eastern town of Chibok in Borno state, and their continued captivity has led to criticism of the Nigerian government’s efforts to secure their release.

The hostages are thought to have been taken to the vast Sambisa forest, along Nigeria’s border with Cameroon.

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign said in a tweet on Friday: “We are monitoring the news with huge expectations.”

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2 responses to “Nigeria, Boko Haram Agree to Ceasefire and Release of Kidnapped Girls”

  1. Do not forget. YOU are dealing with “radical Muslims.” [I don’t believe that such a thing really exists, for a Muslim to act the way these (in our view thugs are acting) is very much “orthodox Muslim.”] So what I am trying to say is DON’T BELIEVE BOKO HARAM. According to the article, Boko Haram forced the girls to “convert” to Islam. They don’t care – a forced or non-forced conversion is all the same to them – therefore, when one of the girls recants Islam, they are marked for death by the very same Muslims! This so-called “religion of peace” envisions peace when the whole world is Muslim either by the sword (or the modern sword – the gun) – then their supposed “peace.” Strategy: Get the girls to safety and out of the way – then get rid of BOKO HARAM completely. IF not they will continue to be a thorn in the side of Nigeria and Nigeria’s neighbors. Christians CAN live in peace with Muslims – its Muslims that cannot live in peace with Christians. Our world views and our views regarding God are NOT the same.

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