The government of President, Muhammadu Buhari is currently negotiating with Boko Haram terrorists for the release of over 219 Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped more than a year ago.
Possibilities of freedom for the abducted girls have been revived, with preliminary talks between the Presidency and some Boko Haram leaders. The new deal is being brokered by some confidants of the Presidency and the sect.
According to The Nation, some key commanders of Boko Haram in detention are also eager to be part of the initiative.
This is coming amid security reports that about 500 insurgents in a neighboring country are interested in renouncing terrorism – in line with the reconciliatory agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari. But the President is being cautious in rushing at the new offer from some leaders of the sect to avoid what a source described as the “costly mistakes of the past administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.”
Further information gathered says that the President asked security agents to “screen or certify” those spearheading the new negotiation to ensure that the government is dealing with the right Boko Haram leaders.