Goodluck Jonathan Rejects Deal To Swap Schoolgirls For Imprisoned Militants

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Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has rejected talks of a swap for the Chibok school girls with imprisoned militants, according to British minister Mark Simmonds.

“He (Jonathan) made it very clear that there would be no negotiations with Boko Haram that involved a swap of abducted schoolgirls for prisoners,” Simmonds told reporters after meeting Jonathan.

“What he also made very clear to me was that he wanted his government to continue a dialogue to make sure a solution could be found and that security and stability could return to northern Nigeria for the medium and the long term,” he added.

It’s been a month since the girls were abducted, with foreign powers sending teams and equipment to hep find them.



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