Federal Govt. insists negotiation with Boko Haram not deadlocked

The federal government on Tuesday said the negotiations with the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, on the ceasefire agreement and the release of the abducted Chibok girls was not deadlocked as is being insinuated in some quarters.

This came as the acting Inspector General of Police, (IG) Suleiman Abba, told journalists after a meeting that about 30 of the policemen abducted by the insurgents in Gwoza were still missing.

Briefing State House correspondents on the fallout of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting held at the Presidential Villa for over two hours, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), disclosed that the service chiefs briefed the council on the developments with regards to the negotiations with the terrorist group.

The delibrations at the security meeting came as suspected members of the Boko Haram sect invaded another Borno town, Kukawa, where they killed three persons and set ablaze some public buildings.

However, Adoke told journalists that the negotiation on the anticipated release of the over 200 Chibok girls was still on course, raising the hope that the talks may not have been deadlocked as being speculated in certain quarters.

He urged Nigerians to exercise patience and show understanding on the efforts being made by the federal government to address the situation.

Credit: Jaiyeola Andrews/ThisDay


  1. we are watching with keen interest


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