Boko Haram Gives FG Fresh Conditions To Release Remaining Chibok Girls


Boko Haram gives FG conditions for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok girls.

According to reports, the group may demand ransom as well as swap of 16 detained top commanders.

The Boko Haram insurgents had last week released 21 of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls.

According to sources, the 21 girls were freed by Boko Haram last Thursday, to test government’s level of commitment and sincerity.

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Reports say the release of the remaining girls may be based strictly on ransom payment and freedom for no fewer than 16 of Boko Haram commanders.

It is expected that negotiations for the next phase of the release of 83 Chibok girls will begin this week.

Indications have emerged, that Boko Haram might table two major conditions to the Federal Government before the deal can be sealed.

Boko Haram Gives FG Conditions, Demands Ransome

A source close to the negotiations disclosed that the government was eager to get the remaining 83 girls.

Reports say the girls are being held by a top leader of the sect in an undisclosed location in the North East.

Out of the 219 girls still missing, a source said that only 104 were left in the captivity of the sect.

The remaining had long been married off by top commanders and converted to Islam.

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One source was quoted as saying:

“The truth is that those Chibok girls are now Boko Haram members, having married the sect members and become radicalized.

“The remaining 83 girls are with a top leader of Boko Haram and those are the only ones we are going to work for their release in the next phase of our negotiations which starts immediately.

“ The others had since become Boko Haram members, having been married off and radicalised into Boko Haram as soon as they were captured over two years ago.”

Boko Haram Gives FG Conditions For Chibok Girls Release

According to reports by Vanguard, representatives of the sect presently meeting with FG might insist on upfront payment of huge cash as ransom,t before freeing the captives.

The source disclosed that the Boko Haram insurgents are settled on the idea that the cash must come ahead of the release.

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This is as they had proven to government that they are reliable by releasing the 21 girls, last week, without many conditions attached.

The  source also disclosed that leaders of the sect had also shown that they have confidence in government.

Reports have it that lingering challenge in getting back all the girls came from the fact that while some of them are with a faction loyal to Benawhi, the rest are being kept by the group loyal to Abubakar Shekau.

However, one of the negotiators believed the remaining 83 girls would be freed if a meaningful deal is struck between the sect and the Federal Government.

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