BOKO HARAM: NIGERIA CALLS OFF DEAL TO FREE CHIBOK GIRLS
The BBC today reports that a deal to secure the release of the over 200 girls was close to being secured before the Nigerian government called it off. The deal which was said to have been brokered by an intermediary was that 50 girls would be set free in exchange for 100 Boko Haram detainees.
The government, according to the BBC, called off the deal immediately after the declaration of war on Boko Haram at a security meeting in Paris. Boko Haram had, on the 14th April, abducted over 200 girls from their boarding school in Chibok, a North-Eastern town in Nigeria’s Borno State.