A human right activist has revealed that the dreaded and deadly Boko Haram extremists are ready to release the more than 200 girls kidnapped in exchange for the release of its militant leaders held by the government. Yahoonews report.
Speaking to The Associated Press, the activist revealed that Boko Haram’s current offer is limited to the girls abducted from a school in North-eastern Nigeria.
The activist, who was involved in negotiations with Boko Haram last year and is close to current negotiators, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters on this sensitive issue.
According to Fred Eno, who has been negotiating with Boko Haram for more than a year, “Another window of opportunity opened.”
Eno said he could not discuss details but explained that the recent slew of Boko Haram bloodletting — some 350 people killed in the past nine days — is consistent with past ratcheting up of violence as the militants seek a stronger negotiating position.