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Boko Haram Offers To Swap Detainees For Missing Girls... by bigerboy200: 12:09am On Jul 09, 2015
Deadly group, Boko Haram is offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government.According to an activist, who pleaded anonymity with AP because he was not authorized to talk to reporters on the sensitive issue, it was revealed that Boko Haram’s current offer is limited to the girls from the school in northeastern Nigeria whose mass abduction in April 2014.
“The new initiative reopens an offer made last year to the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan to release the 219 students in exchange for 16 Boko Haram detainees, the activist said.
He said the 5-week-old administration of President Muhammadu Buhari offers “a clean slate” to bring the militants back to negotiations that had become poisoned by the different security agencies and their advice to Jonathan.
It will be recalled that Presidential adviser Femi Adesina on Saturday stated that the Buhari led government “will not be averse” to talks with Boko Haram..
source: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/boko-haram-offers-to-swap-detainees-for-missing-girls/
Re: Boko Haram Offers To Swap Detainees For Missing Girls... by histemple: 12:34am On Jul 09, 2015
Anytime I hear people discussing the government's willingness to negotiate with Boko Haram, I can't help but cry for the kind of leadership we have chosen. Initially, these politicians politicized Boko Haram and used security as the focal point of their electioneering.
Today, Boko Haram have grown above their initial sponsors and their attacks are now targeted not only to a particular religion which portrayed them as a religious sect but to everyone living in Nigeria's north.
Now the reason for my crying is WHAT EXACTLY DO BOKO HARAM WANT?
How can you discuss what you don't understand? We must understand that BH are not militants, pressure group or insurgents as we refer to them. They are terrorist group and terrorists don't negotiate. I doubt seriously if any representative of BH will come out to discuss any negotiations. Considering the level of destruction of lives and properties, anybody who represents BH openly will attract the wrath of all their victims to his/her entire family. The only option we have is to intensify our military operations and crush them.

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